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Title: EG&G Mound Applied Technologies payroll system

Abstract

EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., manages and operates the Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio, under a cost-plus-award-fee contract administered by the Department of Energy`s Albuquerque Field Office. The contractor`s Payroll Department is responsible for prompt payment in the proper amount to all persons entitled to be paid, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and legal decisions. The objective was to determine whether controls were in place to avoid erroneous payroll payments. EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., did not have all the internal controls required by General Accounting Office Title 6, ``Pay, Leave, and Allowances.`` Specifically, they did not have computerized edits, separation of duties and responsibilities, and restricted access to payroll data files. This condition occurred because its managers were not aware of Title 6 requirements. As a result, the contractor could not assure the Department of Energy that payroll costs were processes accurately; and fraud, waste, or abuse of Department of Energy funds could go undetected. Our sample of 212 payroll transactions from a population of 66,000 in FY 1991 disclosed only two minor processing errors and no instances of fraud, waste or abuse.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Inspector General, Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Eastern Regional Audit Office
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10127342
Report Number(s):
ER-B-92-02
ON: TI92008972; NC: NONE
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Feb 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MOUND LABORATORY; AUDITS; ACCOUNTING; COMPLIANCE; US DOE INSPECTOR GENERAL; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; RECOMMENDATIONS; 990100; MANAGEMENT

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  • EG G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., manages and operates the Mound Facility, Miamisburg, Ohio, under a cost-plus-award-fee contract administered by the Department of Energy's Albuquerque Field Office. The contractor's Payroll Department is responsible for prompt payment in the proper amount to all persons entitled to be paid, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and legal decisions. The objective was to determine whether controls were in place to avoid erroneous payroll payments. EG G Mound Applied Technologies, Inc., did not have all the internal controls required by General Accounting Office Title 6, Pay, Leave, and Allowances.'' Specifically, they did not havemore » computerized edits, separation of duties and responsibilities, and restricted access to payroll data files. This condition occurred because its managers were not aware of Title 6 requirements. As a result, the contractor could not assure the Department of Energy that payroll costs were processes accurately; and fraud, waste, or abuse of Department of Energy funds could go undetected. Our sample of 212 payroll transactions from a population of 66,000 in FY 1991 disclosed only two minor processing errors and no instances of fraud, waste or abuse.« less
  • An aerial radiological survey was conducted over EG G Mound Applied Technologies, Miamisburg, Ohio, during the period of June 9--24, 1989. The purpose of the 41-square-kilometer (16-square-mile) survey was to document the terrestrial gamma environment of the plant and surrounding area. In addition, ground-based exposure rate measurements and soil samples were obtained to support the aerial data. An exposure rate contour map at 1 meter above ground level was.constructed from the gamma data and overlaid on an aerial photograph and map of the area. Exposure rates measured in the area typically ranged from 9 to 11 microroentgens per hour ([mu]R/h).
  • The Small Sample calorimeter, also known as the New Concepts calorimeter, has undergone testing in the transfer of the calorimeter operations to Los Alamos National Laboratory from EG&G Mound Applied Technology (Mound), Miamisburg, Ohio, in September 1996. The design of the calorimeter incorporated several new concepts, thus the name New Concepts. The normal water bath was replaced with a small self-contained bath and control that used a thermal electric cooling/heating device to supply the control for the bath temperature. This change replaces the large refrigeration unit that has been used in the past, thus reducing the weight and the powermore » required to operate the system. The design was done to allow the complete calorimeter system to be contained in a single electronics rack. With the new electronics package, this change would allow the unit to use a short electronics rack with a laptop computer and make the complete system transportable. By reducing the amount of water in the bath, the control and size of the bath could also be reduced. By making the bath self-contained and sealed, there would be no need to replace water or supply de-ionized water for the system. This change would remove some of the concerns about using a water bath in certain situations. The water would be about 5 gal. or less depending on the size of the calorimeter. The present system is a 5 in. diameter sample chamber system which can accept most older material now in storage. It will not handle the new 3013 size container as built but could be easily designed for that size. There is also a new sensor design that takes less wire and can eliminate the constant current source used in past Mound calorimeter designs. With the new digital voltmeters, the complete system could be run from a single meter with the ability to monitor bath and room as well as the calorimeter operating voltages for electrical heater runs. A few problems, though minor, need to be corrected to make the system available.« less
  • Within the past several years, the Safeguards and Security Section of the Department of Energy Complex has seen many changes take place. Clearly, the business climate is evolving, and methodologies utilizing positive changes must be incorporated for the improvement of the Complex. one of the key areas identified within this effort involves training and more specifically, the training approach in the area of Material Control and Accountability. This approach, now formalized, is driven in part through the initiation of ME Order 5633.3a. This order refers to training techniques in a wide range of Safeguards areas, not the least of whichmore » is in the Material Control and Accounting, (MC and A), area. As part of Mound`s Site Training Manual, Systems Manual 112, the Safeguards group at Mound has been progressive in applying Performance Based Training methodology to various aspects of the Safeguards Training Program. This includes classroom training, on-the-job (OJT) training, and offsite training as sponsored through the Central Training Academy. This paper will revolve around training efforts for line operating personnel in their day-to-day operations.« less
  • This paper reports on the robotics applications offered by EG and G Mound Applied Technologies. The robotics/automations applications discussed include explosive remote disassembly workcell, plasma spraying robot workcell, robotic assembly of ceramic headers, pyrotechnic automation workcell, general automation projects and robotic/vision inventory. This report consists of overheads only.