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Closed Date:
May 18, 2020

Require ARC to update its MCC tracking log, to include the amount, the date of MCC override removal, and staff assigned, to ensure that an override is removed after the approved purchase is made.

Publication Report

2020-KC-0001 | January 31, 2020

HUD’s Purchase Card Program Had Inaccurate Records, Untimely Training, and Improper Purchases

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD’s compliance with the purchase card program requirements for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 based on our risk assessment. Our audit objective was to determine… more

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