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Department for Correctional Services (DCS)

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $285 million
Total appropriation: $285 million
Total prisoner numbers at 30 June 2016: 2954
Number of FTEs: 1932

Significant events and transactions

Capital works provided an additional 230 prisoner beds, with a further 200 prisoner beds in progress and becoming operational in 2016-17.

An equity contribution of $8 million was received in 2015-16 to fund capital projects.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Management of the Mount Gambier Prison contract:
    • no documented follow-up of discrepancies between key performance indicators in contractor’s reports and DCS compliance audits
    • limited documentation of risks and risk management strategies
    • Strategic Contract Compliance policy needs review and updating
  • Controls over workers compensation:
    • no reconciliation between the workers compensation and payroll systems
    • no review of income maintenance calculations
    • no documentation kept of the annual review of open claims