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Business Procedures Manual

22.7 Transparency

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In order to maintain public trust and promote transparency in government, an ethics policy has been established by Governor Perdue to ensure the highest ethical standards within the State of Georgia. Reporting for Federal Stimulus funds received by the State of Georgia and its agencies will be included on the Open Georgia website (www.Open.Georgia.gov), which serves as a gateway for obtaining information and key documents about how the State of Georgia spends tax dollars and other revenues to provide services to Georgians.

Please note the following USG-specific items:

  1. As of July 2009, the financial systems of the 31 (out of 35) USG institutions that use the GeorgiaFIRST model of the PeopleSoft Financials software have been consolidated into a single database to increase the efficiency of central reporting.

  2. For FY2010, Fiscal Affairs will develop a system-level detailed report of expenditures by institution for the Federal Stimulus funds by institution*.

    The detailed report of expenditures will include the following:

    • Expense Account
    • Vendor or Employee
    • Amount
    • Purchase Order Number
    • Invoice/Voucher Number
    • Check Number

    * Note: For institutions using the GeorgiaFIRST model of the PeopleSoft Financials software, Fiscal Affairs will prepare the report using data obtained from the consolidated PeopleSoft Financials database. Institutions not using the GeorgiaFIRST model of the PeopleSoft Financials software will be required to provide the same report from their individual databases to Fiscal Affairs.

  3. The detailed report of expenditures will be made available by month on the USG website, with the appropriate link to the state’s website.