Task Force Recipient Training
In an effort to promote transparency and accountability with respect to the expenditure of ARRA funds in New Jersey, members of the Recovery Accountability Task Force have initiated a state wide internal control training effort. The initial steps taken by the Task Force include meeting with the Commissioners at State Departments & Agencies receiving ARRA funds and/or their top level managers to reinforce the importance of setting the appropriate tone at the top; working with them to identify potential areas of risk of waste and abuse; to collaborate with their staff to create a curriculum; and to deliver training to identified individuals charged with spending ARRA funds. These sessions also emphasize evolving issues recently identified by state and federal oversight agencies concerning the expenditure of ARRA funds.
The Task Force internal control sub-group has conducted numerous sessions attended by nearly 1,400 individuals representing hundreds of ARRA recipients, including state, county, and local entities. The following internal control resource library includes the training videos, audio clips, PDF files, and links that are the result of the Task Force’s training initiative.