ERIC Number: ED396621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse Leasing Practices. Report No. 95-S-80.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
This document presents results of an audit of the leasing practices of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse covering the period April 1, 1993 through June 30, 1995. The audit investigated whether the Center and the Center's Clinical Practice Management Plan members engage in appropriate and economic leasing practices and whether the Center exercises adequate control over costs related to renovations of leased property. Findings indicated the following: that Center controls over leases are not adequate to ensure that leases are free from conflicts of interest and are obtained at the most reasonable cost; that controls over renovations should be strengthened to reduce the State's cost for improvements to leased properties; that the Center lacks adequate information about the scope and cost of proposed renovations; that the lease decision-making process is not fully documented; that there is a need for a clearly articulated conflict of interest policy; that Plan and State space leases at the Center should be subject to competitive bidding; and that these leases are finalized without assistance from independent experts. Recommendations to correct these inadequacies are given. Also included are comments of SUNY officials who concurred with the recommendations and indicated steps taken to implement them. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.