Internal control is about a system of coordinate methods and measures used by an organization to achieve certain results. Systems are about people. Every member of the College has a role in the system of internal control. Internal control is people-dependent. It is developed by people; it guides people; it provides people with a means of accountability; and people carry it out. In short, a successful Internal Control Program requires effort from every member of the college. SUNY Geneseo provides training to help all employees understand the importance of their role in the campus’ system of internal controls, how it operates, and the benefits it provides.
Training, both general and specific, is an ongoing component of the College’s Internal Control Program. In general, all college personnel are invited to attend an annual training session given in conjunction with the College wide training programs offered in the Spring of each year. There is also an online training link provided by the Office of the State Comptroller which provides interactive instruction and explanation at your convenience.
Every Fall semester the College provides specific instruction, as needed, to the individuals responsible for the assessable units selected for testing that year. Individuals in the assessable areas are provided with an overview of internal control objectives and a review and explanation as to how to complete the required vulnerability assessment document for their unit. For a preview of the presentation click on the Geneseo Process link in the column to the left.