When auditors delved deeper into the way contracts are handled for construction inspection services by the State Highway Administration, their fears of rampant, systemic problems in the agency came true.
“It was surprising and disappointing,” said Legislative Auditor Bruce Myers.
The 21-page audit detailing the problems – which Myers characterized as seeming to come from people with no appreciation for state procurement law – was released by the Office of Legislative Audits on Friday. This report is a follow-up to a July audit that detailed potentially criminal, ethical and contracting violations in the State Highway Administration’s Office of Construction.
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