ERIC Number: ED420290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-29
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York, University of Stoney Brook, University and Clinical Practice Management Plan Space Leasing Practices. Report 96-S-36.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
This audit report assesses the propriety and economy of space leasing practices of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY-SB) for the period July 1, 1994 through December 31, 1996, specifically those related to a health center that includes five professional schools, a 536-bed teaching hospital, and a 350-bed veterans' home. Some of the facilities used by SUNY-SB are owned by the state, while others are leased. Health center clinic patients are treated by faculty from the center's School of Medicine. Findings of the audit included the following: There were a number of weaknesses in 13 SUNY-SB leases related to the health center and in five leases of the School of Medicine; while officials used competitive pricing practices to compare rents, they generally did not take into account maintenance expenses, insurance costs, and property taxes; the state's economic interests were not adequately protected during renovations. Following the introduction, which covers the background, scope of the audit, objectives, and methodology, the report discusses and makes recommendations for various space leasing practices (lease costs, potential conflicts of interest, other leasing practices), maintenance expenses, and renovation costs. An appendix reports responses of SUNY officials to the audit. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Audits (Verification), Campuses, College Buildings, Compliance (Legal), Costs, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Facility Guidelines, Facility Utilization Research, Financial Audits, Higher Education, Inspection, Program Effectiveness, Resource Allocation
Web address: http://www.ocs.state.ny.us
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.