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Schweich releases audit of State Purchasing Card Program

October 3, 2013

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Tom Schweich

JEFFERSON CITY (Oct. 3, 2013) – State Auditor Tom Schweich today released the audit of Office of Administration (OA), State Purchasing Card program today. State law gives the auditor the authority to audit state government agencies.

In the areas audited, the overall performance of this entity was Good.

State agencies failed to pay twenty-five percent of the statements reviewed within 30 days of the statement date. State vehicle rental contracts indicate a preference for the use of purchasing cards for payment, but only 38 percent of rental payments analyzed were made using purchasing cards, thereby forfeiting $5,200 in potential rebate revenue. Similarly, Schweich’s staff found over 45,000 small dollar transactions totaling over $1.8 million which potentially could have been paid using purchase cards.

State agency personnel did not cancel the purchasing card accounts of nine former state employees. One hundred-thirty-three non-emergency purchasing cards remained assigned to employees that did not use the cards during calendar year 2012, and the OA did not ensure all cardholder records contain accurate and consistent data.

To read the report, visit: http://www.auditor.mo.gov/Press/2013-100.pdf.

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