In Checks not a problem, city officials say, Didi Tang reported:
"Contrary to a claim in the audit report that some checks had been outstanding for more than four years, Mannix-Decker said she is not aware of such checks."
Interesting. the State Auditor's office must have been mistaken or lying when they reported at page 63:
"The Finance Department has not established procedures to routinely follow up on outstanding checks. At April 30, 2007, approximately 60 checks totaling over $9,000 had been outstanding for more than one year. Some of these checks have been outstanding for over four years."
I recently interviewed Mary Mannix-Decker, myself, for Community Free Press - Midweek regarding an audit recommendation:
"Another issue mentioned in the state audit was city employees not turning in detailed receipts to document employee purchasing card spending.During the year ending June 30, 2007, purchasing card charges totaled approximately $6.6 million. Finance Director Mary Mannix-Decker said she did not feel there was a problem with this issue.“For the amount of transactions we process,we don’t have a problem with receipts not being turned in,” Decker said."
Maybe the next question for Decker should be whether she thinks ANY of the recommendations of the State Auditor's audit report regarding the Finance Department were warranted or if she thinks that ANY of the citings are a "problem?"