March 2020

PROCUREMENT COMMUNICATIONS REPORT

OAG employees must document all written and oral communications they receive that impart or request material information or make a material argument regarding potential action concerning a procurement matter, including but not limited to an application, a contract, or a project. This requirement does not apply to communications regarding the administration and implementation of an existing contract, except communications regarding change orders or the renewal or extension of a contract.

Name and
Title OAG
Employee
Date/time of contact Name and title of
person making
contact and name of company
they
represent
Registered
Lobbyist?
Name and title
of each
additional
participant to
the
communication
Method of contact (oral by phone, oral
in person, or in writing). If by phone,
list each person's phone number. If in
person, list location of meeting.
Approximate
duration of
communication.
Provide a detailed summary of the points made by each
person involved in the communication, including any
action requested or recommendation made, and the
substance of your response.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 14:20 PM Jeff Bonick
Managing Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Telephone - Thomas 217-782-0816 Jeff 813-384-2758 7 minutes I asked Jeff if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the University of Illinois. Jeff verbally confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, staffing and the information systems review.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/02/2020 16:12 PM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Phone: Stella 312-240-9500 Lisa 217-782-9307 2 minutes Draft contract for the FY19/20 audit of the Department of Corrections is pending approval. May need to move back the contract start date on Schedule 4; I will let Stella know if that is the case.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/03/2020 10:20 AM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Phone: Jon Fox: 217-524-2149; Joe Evans: 847-413-6919 10 minutes I asked Joe if he was interested in performing the financial audit and State compliance examination for fiscal year 2020 for the State Employees', Judges' and General Assembly Retirement System engagements. I also inquired with Joe about their independence and any potential conflicts of interest. I requested RSM US LLP's last peer review. I informed Joe of their early work budget and we talked about potential start dates.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/03/2020 10:35 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Phone: Jon Fox: 217-524-2149; Amy Sherwood: 217-862-1728 10 minutes I asked Amy if she was interested in performing the State compliance examination for the two years ended June 30, 2020 for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) engagement. I confirmed with Amy that DCEO had no medical information. I also inquired with Amy about their independence and any potential conflicts of interest. I informed Amy of their early work budget and we talked about potential start dates.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/03/2020 13:22 PM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Email: Lisa lwarden - at - auditor.illinois.gov Stella sbsantos - at - adelfiacpas.com Email Contract for the FY19/20 audit of the Department of Corrections will be ready for firm (ie, draft has been approved) on March 4.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/03/2020 14:30 PM Heather Powell
Managing Director
BKD LLP
No Phone: Jon Fox: 217-524-2149, Heather Powell: 217-421-6869 6 minutes I asked Heather if she was interested in performing the financial audit and State compliance examination for fiscal year 2020 for the Teachers' Retirement System engagement. I also inquired with Heather about their independence and any potential conflicts of interest. I informed Heather of their early work budget and we talked about potential start dates.
Jane Clark
Director
03/03/2020 09:23 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Phone: Jane Clark: 217-782-0811, Amy Sherwood 217-793-3363 2 minutes I called Amy Sherwood to let her know the OAG had selected Sikich's proposal in response to the OAG competitve RFP process for the Office of the State Comptroller. The assigned manager will be reaching out to her in the near future to discuss the contracting process. Thanked her for their interest in our program.
Jane Clark
Director
03/03/2020 09:26 AM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Phone: Jane Clark: 217-782-0811, Joe Evans 847-413-6919 2 minutes I called Joe Evans to let him know the OAG had selected RSM's proposal in response to the OAG competitve RFP process for the Department of Employment Security. The assigned manager will be reaching out to him in the near future to discuss the contracting process. Thanked him for their interest in our program.
Jane Clark
Director
03/03/2020 09:30 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Phone: Jane Clark 217-782-0811, Chuch Kozlik 630-368-3662 2 minutes I called Chuck Kozlik to let him know the OAG had selected CLA's proposal in response to the OAG competitve RFP process for the IL Housing Development Authority. The assigned manager will be reaching out to him in the near future to discuss the contracting process. Thanked him for their interest in our program.
Jane Clark
Director
03/03/2020 13:40 PM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Phone: Jane Clark 217-782-0811, Chuch Kozlik 703-597-3795 5 minutes I called Chuck Kozlik to determine if CLA had any interest in performing the audit of the Department of Children and Family Services. I stated this was RFP 20-7 and we received no bids. Discussed if there was a reason they hadn't considered bidding on the RFP. He stated he would check with appropriate firm personnel and get back to me. I let him know this would be under an emergency procurement and we would have to RFP it again in FY22.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:00 AM Paul Pelletier
Partner
Borshnack Pelletier & Co.
No Phone: Paul 815-933-1771 Lisa 217-782-9307 7 minutes Paul is interested and independent to perform the FY19/20 examination of the Department on Aging, which is subject to the firm's proposal as year 2 under the prior RFP. Discussed Phase I amount and timing of engagement.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:52 AM Vicki VanDenBerg
Partner
Plante Moran
No Phone: Vicki 1-269-567-4618 Lisa 217-782-9307 20 minutes Plante Moran is interested and independent to conduct the FY20 audit of Southern Illinois University, including 250 hours for an expanded scope information systems review. We discussed Phase I contract amount and I asked Vicki to review and let me know if she believes they will need more or less of our contract allocated to Phase I. We noted that the FY19 contract was for $50,000 more than currently planned Phase I contract for FY20.
Jane Clark
Director
03/04/2020 09:52 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Phone: Jane Clark 217-782-0811
Chuck Kozlik 703-597-3795
8 minutes Chuck called to let me know his firm is interested in performing the audit/examination of Department of Children and Family Services. I told him I would make available items for him to review and once he has reviewed the firm will need to submit an informal proposal, if still interested, and I will have the assigned manager negotiate a fair and reasonable rate.
Jane Clark
Director
03/04/2020 13:10 PM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Email: Jane jclark - at - auditor.illinois.gov chuck: chuck.kozliz-at-claconnect.com EMail Provided information for firm's review in order for them to make an informed decision about submitting an informal proposal for the Department of Children and Family Services.
Peggy Hartson
Audit Manager
03/03/2020 13:16 PM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Email: pahartson-at-auditor.illinois.gov chuck.kozlik-at-claconnect.com Email Emailed Chuck to confirm whether the firm was interested in performing the FY20 Financial Audit and FY19/20 Compliance Examination of the Department of Transportation and whether there were any independence or other issues.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/05/2020 14:49 PM Heather Powell
Managing Director
BKD LLP
No Email: tkizziah-at-auditor.illinois.gov hpowell-at-bkd.com Email I received Heather's proposal for the upcoming June 30, 2020 year end engagement of the State Universities Retirement System.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/06/2020 15:10 PM Catherine Baumann
Partner
PMG LLP
No Telephone - Thomas 217-782-0816 Cathy 312-665-8980 5 minutes I called Cathy to confirm with her as to whether she was still interested and independent in order to perform the upcoming engagement for the Illinois State Board of Investment. She stated the Firm was interested and independent. We discussed the Welcome Letter, timing and staffing for the engagement along with timing of the contracting.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/06/2020 12:00 PM Thomas Leach
Partner
Sikich LLP
No Telephone - Janis 217-782-8393
Thomas 217-423-6000
5 minutes I called Mr. Leach to discuss amending the HFS FY18/19 Compliance Examination timetable and we agreed on alternative dates.
Donna Humphries
IT MGR
03/03/2020 08:40 AM Fred Bascom
Sales Manager
CDS
No Email
dhumphries-at-auditor.illinois.gov
bascom - at - cdsot.com
Email Received quote for additional Panasonic VOIP phones.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/09/2020 09:45 AM CDS No Phone: Thomas: 217-782-0816, Heather Powell: 217-421-6869 3 minutes I called Heather to let her know that our office had accepted her proposal for the upcoming engagement for the State Universities Retirement System. We discussed also the timing of early fieldwork. I told her that I would overnight the contracting forms for her signature.
Megan Green
Audit Manager
03/09/2020 09:46 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
mgreen-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent the Welcome Letter and related attachments for the FY19/20 engagement of the Capital Development Board.
Megan Green
Audit Manager
03/09/2020 10:49 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
mgreen-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent the Welcome Letter and related attachments for the FY20 engagement of the Department of Central Management Services.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/11/2020 08:16 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy inquired about the Welcome Letter for the FY19/20 compliance examination for the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs and when she could expect it.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/11/2020 08:39 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I replied to Amy's email and said that I had been out of office for the past two weeks for Army Reserve duties and that I would provide the Welcome Letter when I returned on 3/16/20.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/11/2020 08:51 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy replied to my email to let me know it was fine to receive the Welcome Letter for IDVA on 3/16/20.
Stacie Sherman
Audit Manager
03/11/2020 12:26 PM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Ana Ausan
Senior Manager
Adelfia, LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com
arausan-at-adelfiacpas.com
ssherman-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent the Welcome Letter and related attachments for the FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit and Compliance Examination of Western Illinois University.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/16/2020 10:00 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent the Welcome Letter and related attachments for the FY19/20 compliance examination for the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/16/2020 14:28 PM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent the Welcome Letter and related attachments for the FY20 financial audit of the Dept. of Employment Security's nonshared proprietary fund.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/09/2020 13:42 PM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Phone: Stella 312-240-9500 Lisa 217-782-9307 20 minutes Typo corrected in Schedule 3 of the contract for the FY19/20 audit of the Department of Corrections. The contract will be effective today. Stella asked I had deliver her copy of the signed contract.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 08:49 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent Amy an Excel version of the mandate turnaround document for the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs compliance examination for the firm's planning purposes.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 09:02 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy emailed me to inquire about the firm's contact person for the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs engagement.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 09:16 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I informed Amy that I would reach out to the Chief Internal Auditor for the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs to make preliminary contact and inquire about an audit liaison.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 09:22 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy said that in prior examinations of the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, the Chief Internal Auditor was the primary point of contact, and said she thought it would be best if I made first contact with the Department's CIA to inform him that Amy would be in contact with him.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 10:06 AM Joel Meints
Chief Internal Auditor
Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
No Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich LLP
Email: Joel.A.Meints-at-illinois.gov
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
Email I introduced myself to Joel Meints, Chief Internal Auditor of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, and informed him that he could expect to receive a formal OAG notification letter soon and that Sikich would conduct the compliance examination, subject to successful completion of contract negotiations. I informed him that Amy Sherwood would be the firm partner on the engagement and asked him if he could provide a Department point of contact as an audit liaison.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/18/2020 10:10 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I informed Amy that the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs Chief Internal Auditor, Joel Meints, would be out of office until 3/23/2020.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/18/2020 08:34 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Ryan Reynolds
Manager
Sikich LLP
Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com; jfox-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Amy informed me that because DCEO is on remote work status they were requesting a 3 week extension to complete the survey. Amy anticipated she would submit the contract on 4/20, our oiginal planned start date. Given the circumstances, I granted the extension and informed Amy I would turn around the contract as quickly as possible, but our start date for the engagement will likely be delayed by 2 weeks.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/18/2020 13:50 PM Heather Powell
Managing Director
BKD LLP
No Phone: Jon Fox: 217-691-XXXX, Heather Powell: 217-377-XXXX 6 minutes Heather informed me that Jana Bergschneider, the CFO at the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) would not be able to complete the survey as requested because most people in their office are working remotely. Heather believes, based on conversations with Jana, that she has enough information to complete her contract proposal and asked if she could get the formal survey document at a later date. Heather said Jana did not anticipate any significant changes in fiscal year 2020 at TRS that would impact the engagements. I accepted Heather's approach.
Donna Humphries
IT MGR
03/19/2020 14:17 PM Carla Mohr
Public Sector
AT&T Business
No Email:
dhumphries-at-auditor.illinois.gov
cp154-at-att.com
Email Requested a price quote for fiber speed upgrade from our current speed to handle more of our at home users during shutdown.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/20/2020 14:25 PM Chris Suda
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Email: Chris.Suda-at-claconnect.com tkizzizh-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I received Chris' proposal for the upcoming engagement for the University of Illinois.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/23/2020 08:01 AM Chris Suda
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Jeff Bonick, Managing Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Email: Chris.Suda-at-claconnect.com, Jeff.Bonick-at-claconnect.com,
tkizzizh-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I sent an email to Chris and Jeff letting them know that there proposal did not include the hourly rate the Firm was proposing for the University of Illinois engagement. Minutes later, I received a response from Jeff as to their proposed rate.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:48 AM Josh Shugard
Partner
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP
No Email: joshs-at-kebcpa.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Mr. Shugart to ask if KEB would be interested and conflict free to perform the State Board of Education FY20 engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 09:04 AM Josh Shugard
Partner
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP
No Email: joshs-at-kebcpa.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Mr. Shugart stated KEB would be interested and conflict free to perform the State Board of Education FY20 engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/11/2020 13:55 PM Josh Shugard
Partner
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP
No Email: joshs-at-kebcpa.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Mr. Shugart the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 State Board of Education FY20 engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:48 AM Thomas Leach
Partner
Sikich LLP
No Email: Tom.Leach-at-sikich.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Mr. Leach to ask if Sikich would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 HFS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 09:03 AM Thomas Leach
Partner
Sikich LLP
No Email: Tom.Leach-at-sikich.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Mr. Leach stated Sikich would be interest and conflict free to perform the FY20 HFS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/12/2020 08:09 AM Thomas Leach
Partner
Sikich LLP
No Email: Tom.Leach-at-sikich.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I email Mr. Leach the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 HFS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:53 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Jennifer S. Roan, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, jsroan-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Santos to ask if Adelfia would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 Illinois State Fair Interim AUP and the DuQuoin State Fair Interim AUP.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:55 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Jennifer S. Roan, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, jsroan-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Santos stated Adelfia would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 Illinois State Fair Interim AUP and the DuQuoin State Fair Interim AUP.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:48 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Gilda B. Priebe, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Santos to ask if Adelfia would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY19/20 Department of Insurance State Compliance Examination.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:51 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Gilda B. Priebe, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Santos stated Adelfia would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY19/20 Department of Insurance State Compliance Examination.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/12/2020 08:54 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Gilda B. Priebe, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Santos the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY19/20 Department of Insurance State Compliance Examination.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:49 AM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Abernethy to ask if RSM would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 IDOR engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 12:54 PM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Abernethy stated RSM would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 IDOR engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/11/2020 09:08 AM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Bill Sarb
Audit Senior Manager
RSM US LLP
Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, Bill.Sarb-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Abernethy the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 IDOR engagements.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 08:49 AM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Abernethy to ask if RSM would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 DHS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/02/2020 12:53 PM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Abernethy stated RSM would be interested and conflict free to perform the FY20 DHS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/11/2020 11:52 AM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Abernethy the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 DHS Financial Statement Audit.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/23/2020 10:09 AM Adam Pulley
Partner
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Chuck Kozlik, Partner
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Email: Adam.Pulley-at-claconnect.com, Chuck.Kozlik-at-claconnect.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Mr. Pulley that I had some questions regarding the Informal Proposal the firm had sent in for the FY20 engagements of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/23/2020 10:11 AM Adam Pulley
Partner
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Email: Adam.Pulley-at-claconnect.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Emails Mr. Pulley and I had back and forth emails regarding clarification one what was needed to complete the responses to the questions I had regarding the Informal Proposal the firm had sent in for the FY20 engagements of the Department of Children and Family Services. The email exchange went through 2:27 pm on 3/23/2020.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/23/2020 11:54 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Email: Chuck.Kozlik-at-claconnect.com, tkizziah-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I received Chuck's proposal for the upcoming Northern Illinois University engagement.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/24/2020 09:00 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Telephone: Chuck Kozlik - 630-368-3662, Thomas L. Kizziah - 217-782-0816 8 minutes Chuck called me to discuss the Northern Illinois University proposal he sent and the timing for the start of the entrance conference. We discussed revisions to the proposed hours. Chuck agreed to email me a revised proposal.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/24/2020 09:41 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Email: Chuck.Kozlik-at-claconnect.com, tkizziah-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Chuck emailed me the revised Northern Illinois University proposal with the hour revision.
Jon Fox
Auditor V
03/24/2020 09:48 AM Bill Sarb
Audit Senior Manager
RSM US LLP
No Phone: Jon Fox (217) 691-XXXX and Bill Sarb (217) 847-XXXX 4 minutes I inquired with Bill about the need to send the Notification Letter to the State Retirement Systems. He said he had already sent the survey and it is not due until April 20th. He said he would let me know if they request any extensions. The Notification Letter can be sent at a later date.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/24/2020 11:08 AM Chris Suda
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Jeff Bonick, Managing Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Email: Chris.Suda-at-claconnect.com, Jeff.Bonick-at-claconnect.com, tkizzizh-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I sent an email to Chris and Jeff letting them know that our office had accepted their proposal for the upcoming University of Illinois engagement. The email also covered contract execution information.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/24/2020 14:10 PM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy emailed me to inquire about a proposed range of dates for the entrance conference for the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/24/2020 14:37 PM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I responded to Amy's email regarding a proposed date for the entrance conference for the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, following successful completion of contract negotiations.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/24/2020 10:53 AM Heather Powell
Managing Director
BKD LLP
No Email: hpowell-at-bkd.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Heather the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments to aid the firm start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Illinois Gaming Board.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 08:33 AM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Dan Sethness, Senior Assurance Manager, RSM US LLP Email: Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
Dan.Sethness-at-rsmus.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I informed Joe and Dan about the OAG's position regarding sending the notification letter for the FY20 Financial Audit of the Department of Employment Security's Nonshared Proprietary Fund during this time due to COVID-19.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 08:49 AM Jim Schreiber
Audit Liaison
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
No Joe Evans, Partner, RSM US LLP

Dan Sethness, Senior Assurance Manager, RSM US LLP
Email: James.Schreiber-at-illinois.gov
Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
Dan.Sethness-at-rsmus.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I informed Jim Schreiber with IDES about the OAG's position regarding compliance findings for the FY18/19 examination and the initial notification letter for the FY20 financial audit due to COVID-19.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 09:04 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I shared with Amy the OAG's position regarding sending the notification letter for the FY19/20 Compliance Examination for the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs during this time due to COVID-19.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 09:07 AM Jim Schreiber
Audit Liaison
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
No Joe Evans, Partner, RSM US LLP; Dan Sethness, Senior Assurance Manager, RSM US LLP; Kelly McGrath, Accounting and Reporting Manager, IDES; and Brian Coombs, Accounting Services Division Manager, IDES Email: James.Schreiber-at-illinois.gov
Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
Dan.Sethness-at-rsmus.com
Briant.Coombs-at-illinois.gov
Kelly.McGrath-at-illinois.gov
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Jim asked if IDES could be provided with a list of items needed for the initial survey for the FY20 financial audit and a timeline, in order for IDES to determine what it could reasonably provide to RSM for planning for the FY20 financial audit.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 09:16 AM Jim Schreiber
Audit Liaison
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
No Joe Evans, Partner, RSM US LLP; Dan Sethness, Senior Assurance Manager, RSM US LLP; Kelly McGrath, Accounting and Reporting Manager, IDES; and Brian Coombs, Accounting Services Division Manager, IDES Email: James.Schreiber-at-illinois.gov
Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
Dan.Sethness-at-rsmus.com
Briant.Coombs-at-illinois.gov
Kelly.McGrath-at-illinois.gov
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I informed Jim that RSM could provide him with the list of survey items needed for planning the FY20 financial audit for IDES. I told him to please let me know whether IDES felt it could provide any of it due to the effects of COVID-19, and that I would use this to determine when to send the notification letter.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 10:10 AM Jim Schreiber
Audit Liaison
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
No Joe Evans, Partner, RSM US LLP; Dan Sethness, Senior Assurance Manager, RSM US LLP; Kelly McGrath, Accounting and Reporting Manager, IDES; and Brian Coombs, Accounting Services Division Manager, IDES Email: James.Schreiber-at-illinois.gov
Joseph.Evans-at-rsmus.com
Dan.Sethness-at-rsmus.com
Briant.Coombs-at-illinois.gov
Kelly.McGrath-at-illinois.gov
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Jim replied to my previous email sent at 9:16 a.m and thanked me.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 11:17 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy emailed me and stated she reached out to the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs with initial survey information to determine when they thought they would be able to provide it.
Dennis Gibbons
Audit Manager
03/25/2020 11:21 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
dgibbons-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I responded to Amy's email regarding proposed dates when the Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs would be able to provide the initial survey information requested via the notification letter.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/25/2020 14:00 PM Leilani Rodrigo
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:LNRodrigo-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Leilani the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments to aid the firm start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 financial, single audit and compliance examination of Chicago State University.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/26/2020 09:59 AM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Tes the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments to aid the firm start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Department of Natural Resources.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/26/2020 10:27 AM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Tes the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments to aid the firm start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
Thomas L. Kizziah
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/26/2020 11:16 AM Chuck Kozlik
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen
No Telephone: Chuck Kozlik - 630-368-3662, Thomas L. Kizziah - 217-782-0816 5 minutes I called Chuck to let him know that our office had accepted his most recent proposal to perform the upcoming engagement for Northern Illinois University. Additionally, we discussed the delivery options for contract execution.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/26/2020 10:20 AM Adam Pulley
Partner
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
No Email: Adam.Pulley-at-claconnect.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Mr. Pulley emailed me the firm's revised Informal Proposal for the FY20 engagements of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/26/2020 16:15 PM Vicki VanDenBerg
Partner
Plante Moran
No Steven Bishop, Partner Plante Moran Email: Vicki.VanDenBerg- at -plantemoran.com Lwarden - at - auditor.illinois.gov Steven.Bishop - at - plantemoran.com Email Requested the firm's informal proposal for the FY19/20 audit of Southern Illinois University.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/26/2020 16:18 PM Paul Pelletier
Partner
Borshnack Pelletier & Co.
No Email: Ppelletier - at - bpc - cpa.com Lwarden - at - auditor.illinois.gov Email Requested the firm's informal proposal for the FY19/20 examination of the Department on Aging.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/26/2020 16:21 PM Janice Romack
Partner
West & Co.
No Email: Jromack - at - westcpa.com Lwarden - at - auditor.illinois.gov Email Requested the firm's informal proposals for the FY19/20 examinations of the Office of the Attorney General and the State Police Merit Board.
Gordon French
IS V
03/26/2020 11:05 AM Brad Bethers and Brian Odonnell, sales w/ MICROFOCUS No brad.bethersATmicrofocus.com brian.odonnellATicrofocus.com Email Request price quote for online training on MircoFocus products
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/27/2020 09:00 AM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Tes emailed the proposed hours and rate for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Department of Natural Resources.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/27/2020 09:06 AM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Tes emailed the proposed hours and rate for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/27/2020 11:32 AM Gilda B. Priebe
Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Stella Maria Santos, Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Priebe send me the Informal Proposal for the FY19/20 Department of Insurance State Compliance Examination.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/27/2020 18:45 PM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Tes emailed me the proposed documents for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/27/2020 16:10 PM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Email:MUSy-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Tes emailed me the proposed documents for the FY20 financial and compliance examination of the Department of Natural Resources
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/30/2020 11:15 AM Jennifer Roan
Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Stella Maria Santos, Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
Phone:
Van Durme: 217-685-1527
Roan and Santos: 312-804-9263
10 minutes Ms. Roan, Ms. Santos, and myself discussed and agreed on the set up of the FY20/21 DuQuoin and Illinois State Fair engagements into 2 Phases for each contract.
Reddy Bommareddi
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/30/2020 15:35 PM Leilani Rodrigo
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Beulah Castro, Office Manager, E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP Email:LNRodrigo-at-ecortiz.com bscastro-at-ecortiz.com rbommareddi-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Beulah emailed me on behalf-of Leilani the proposal documents for the FY20 financial, single audit and compliance examination of Chicago State University.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/31/2020 07:19 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Jennifer Roan, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Santos the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20/21 DuQuoin State Fair State Compliance Examination.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/31/2020 07:20 AM Stella Maria Santos
Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
No Jennifer Roan, Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email I emailed Ms. Santos the Welcome Letter and corresponding attachments in order for the firm to start preparing their informal proposal for the FY20/21 Illinois State Fair State Compliance Examination.
Janis Van Durme
Senior Audit
Manager V
03/31/2020 12:57 PM Linda Abernethy
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Email: Linda.Abernethy-at-rsmus.com, jvandurme-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Ms. Abernethy emailed me the firm's informal proposal for the FY20 DHS Financial Statement Audit.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/17/2020 11:50 AM Paul Pelletier
Partner
Borshnack Pelletier & Co.
No Phone: Paul 815-933-1771 Josť 312-814-4008 5 minutes I asked Paul if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the Governors State University FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit, and Compliance Examination. Paul confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, and staffing. Informed Paul welcome letter will be provided once I speak with the University.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/17/2020 13:50 PM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Phone: Marites 815-933-1771 Josť 312-876-1900 5 minutes I asked Marites if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the Northeastern Illinois University FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit, and Compliance Examination. Marites confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, and staffing. Informed Marites welcome letter will be provided once I speak with the University.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/17/2020 14:05 PM Leilani Rodrigo
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Phone: Leilani 815-933-1771 Josť 312-814-4008 5 minutes I asked Lelani if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the Judicial Inquiry Board FY20 Compliance Examination. Leilani confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, and staffing. Informed Leilani welcome letter will be provided once I speak with the Board
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/17/2020 14:11 PM Christine Torres
Partner
Crowe LLP
No Phone: Christine 630-706-2074 Josť 312-814-4071 5 minutes I asked Christine if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission FY20 Financial Audits, Agreen Upon Procedures and Compliance Examination. Christine confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, and staffing. Informed Christine welcome letter will be provided once I speak with the Commission
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/17/2020 14:30 PM Angela Allen
Principle
Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC
No Phone: Angela 312-325-7419 Josť 312-814-4008 5 minutes I asked Angela if the Firm was interested and independent to perform the upcoming engagement for the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy and IMSA Fund FY20 Financial Audits and Compliance Examination. Angela confirmed the Firm's interest and independence. We discussed the planned scope, timing, and staffing. Informed Angela welcome letter will be provided once I speak with the Academy.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/27/2020 15:45 PM Paul Pelletier
Partner
Borshnack Pelletier & Co.
No E-mail: Paul ppelletier-at-bpc-cpa.com Josť jroa-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email E-mailed Firm welcome letter for the Governors State University FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit, and Compliance Examination.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/27/2020 15:47 PM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-mail: Marites musy-at-ecortiz.com Josť jroa-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email E-mailed Firm welcome letter for the Northeastern Illinois University FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit, and Compliance Examination.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/27/2020 15:50 PM Leilani Rodrigo
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-mail: Leilani lnrodrigo-at-ecortiz.com Josť jroa-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email E-mailed Firm welcome letter for the Judicial Inquiry Board FY20 Compliance Examination.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/31/2020 08:23 AM Marites Sy
Partner
E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-mail: Marites musy-at-ecortiz.com Josť jroa-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email E-mailed Firm rates and hours for the Northeastern Illinois University FY20 Financial Audit, Single Audit, and Compliance Examination.
Josť G. Roa
Auditor V
03/31/2020 14:26 PM Angela Allen
Principle
Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC
No E-mail: Angela aallen-at-wpmck.com Josť jroa-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email E-mailed Firm welcome letter for the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy and IMSA Fund FY20 Financial Audits and Compliance Examination.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/30/2020 00:00 AM Gilda Priebe
Partner
Adelfia, LLC
No Phone: Gilda 1-312-240-9500 Lisa 1-217-782-9307 21 minutes OAG manager requested partner to propose revised timetable dates for the FY18/19 audit of Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/31/2020 10:00 AM Gilda Priebe
Partner
Adelfia, LLC
No Stella Maria Santos, Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, lwarden-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Partner proposed revised timetable dates for the FY18/19 audit of Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/31/2020 12:09 PM Gilda Priebe
Partner
Adelfia, LLC
No Stella Maria Santos, Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, lwarden-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email OAG manager proposed an additional amended date in the timetable for the FY18/19 audit of Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar.
Lisa Warden
Auditor V
03/31/2020 12:13 PM Gilda Priebe
Partner
Adelfia, LLC
No Stella Maria Santos, Managing Partner
Adelfia LLP
Email: sbsantos-at-adelfiacpas.com, gbpriebe-at-adelfiacpas.com, lwarden-at-auditor.illinois.gov Email Partner agreed to proposed additional amended date in the timetable for the FY18/19 audit of Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar.
Megan Green
Audit Manager
03/16/2020 13:30 PM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
mgreen-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email I let Amy know that OAG employees are starting to work from home. I told her she could still send me the informal proposal by March 25th but that I wouldn't be expecting it until after April 1.
Megan Green
Audit Manager
03/31/2020 07:28 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
mgreen-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy sent me an update on the informal proposal documents for CDB and CMS. CDB was ready to send to me. For CMS, some documents were ready to send but was waiting on preliminary information from CMS, which she does not expect to receive until normal operations are resumed. I responded to go ahead and send me what she has for the informal proposals.
Megan Green
Audit Manager
03/31/2020 13:57 PM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No Email: Amy.Sherwood-at-sikich.com
mgreen-at-auditor.illinois.gov
Email Amy sent me informal proposal documentation for the FY20 financial audit and FY19/20 compliance examination of CDB. She also sent me informal proposal documentation for the FY20 financial audit engagements for CMS.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:26 AM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov jsadural-at-ecortiz.com E-Mail I inquired if E. C. Ortiz was still independent of, and interested in, performing the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the Self-Insurers Security Fund at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Mr. Sadural replied seven minutes later indicating the firm was still interested and independent.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:55 AM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov jsadural-at-ecortiz.com E-Mail I sent the proposed timetable for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the Self-Insurers Security Fund at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to Mr. Sadural. He replied five minutes later indicating the timetable was acceptable to the firm.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 14:19 PM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov jsadural-at-ecortiz.com E-Mail I sent the Welcome Letter for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the Self-Insurers Security Fund at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to Mr. Sadural.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/27/2020 13:39 PM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov jsadural-at-ecortiz.com E-Mail I received an e-mail from Mr. Sadural explaining his rationale for an increase in the overall engagement hours, while maintaining the prior year's rate, for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the Self-Insurers Security Fund at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. I responded 15 minutes later indicating to submit a proposal using this approach for the engagement.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/28/2020 20:46 PM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov jsadural-at-ecortiz.com E-Mail I received the informal proposal from Mr. Sadural.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/29/2020 16:00 PM Epifanial Sadural
Partner
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP
No Phone Nugent: (217) 524-8153 Sadural: (773) 865-2317 3 Minutes We discussed the hourly rate for the actuary subcontractor on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the Self-Insurers Security Fund at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:24 AM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com E-Mail I inquired if RSM US LLP was still independent of, and interested in, performing the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit, Single Audit, and compliance examination of the Illinois State University. Mr. Evans replied 31 minutes later indicating the firm was still interested and independent.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/03/2020 14:41 PM Dan Sethness
Manager
RSM US LLP
No Joe Evans, Partner RSM US LLP E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov dan.sethness-at-rsmus.com joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com E-Mail I sent the proposed timetable for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit, Single Audit, and compliance examination of the Illinois State University to Mr. Sethness. I indicated timeliness was critical to this engagement and that my expectation was the firm would perform more work earlier during the upcoming engagement.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 14:53 PM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com E-Mail I sent the Welcome Letter for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit, Single Audit, and compliance examination of the Illinois State University to Mr. Evans.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/03/2020 14:41 PM Dan Sethness
Manager
RSM US LLP
No Joe Evans, Partner RSM US LLP Erik Ginter, Manager RSM US LLP E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov dan.sethness-at-rsmus.com joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com erik.ginter-at-rsmus.com E-Mail Mr. Sethness replied to my e-mail regarding the proposed timetable for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit, Single Audit, and compliance examination of the Illinois State University. He indicated the firm understood that work on the engagement needed to begin earlier in the engagement cycle and that the firm believed it had made the necessary adjustments to meet the proposed deadlines in the proposed timetable.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/24/2020 13:43 PM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Dan Sethness, Manager RSM US LLP E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov dan.sethness-at-rsmus.com joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com E-Mail I received the informal proposal from Mr. Sadural.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/29/2020 15:30 PM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No Phone Nugent: (217) 524-8153 Evans: (312) 485-1776 10 Minutes We discussed the engagement hours and proposed rate for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit, Single Audit, and compliance examination of the Illinois State University. We also discussed the importance of keeping to the timetable on this engagement and meeting the deadlines established therein. Mr. Evans indicated he was aware of the need to meet the key dates within the timetable and that he believed the firm would meet this year's deadlines; however, he expressed concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the engagement timetable. I indicated we would need to jointly monitor the situation and develop strategies to work around any potential problems or delays caused by the pandemic.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/30/2020 15:33 PM Joe Evans
Partner
RSM US LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov joseph.evans-at-rsmus.com E-Mail I e-mailed details of my counterproposal to Joe Evans.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 10:28 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov amy.sherwood-at-sikich.com E-Mail I inquired if Sikich was still independent of, and interested in, performing the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the State Lottery Fund at the Department of the Lottery. Ms. Sherwood replied four minutes later indicating the firm was still interested and independent.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 11:29 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov amy.sherwood-at-sikich.com E-Mail I sent the proposed timetable for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the State Lottery Fund at the Department of the Lottery to Ms. Sherwood. She replied on March 5, 2020, indicating the timetable was acceptable to the firm.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/04/2020 13:59 PM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov amy.sherwood-at-sikich.com E-Mail I sent the Welcome Letter for the Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit of the State Lottery Fund at the Department of the Lottery to Ms. Sherwood.
Daniel J. Nugent
Auditor V
03/10/2020 11:00 AM Amy Sherwood
Partner
Sikich, LLP
No E-Mail dnugent-at-auditor.illinois.gov amy.sherwood-at-sikich.com E-Mail I received the informal proposal from Ms. Sherwood.