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Florida Auditor General Releases FAMU Audit Results

Florida Auditor General Releases FAMU Audit Results
Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 14:04:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Auditor General has released results of a recent audit of Florida A&M University.

Among the findings, auditors say, from April 2015 to June 2016, purchasing cards were issued to 127 employees with expenses at $3.2 million.

According to the report, in the same time period, 11 university employees, including the president, chief of staff, six vice presidents, and other high-ranking university officials, spent $149,000.

Of that, $48,000 of their expenditures included airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and fuels costs and auditors say the purchases were not supported by receipts.

The report also found four employee's cards were not canceled until 17 to 305 days after leaving the university.

Here's how FAMU Interim President Dr. Larry Robinson responded, in a letter with proposed corrective actions:

"In June of 2016, p-card compliance was handed over to the controller's office to procurement services. They developed a procurement compliance section that will monitor activities including card deactivation."