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Former Helena College employee pleads guilty to theft

12/30/19
By: Independent Record

A former Helena College employee who said he used the wrong credit card on his Amazon Prime account has pleaded guilty to theft from the college.

Last month, a Montana Legislative Audit Division report found that a Helena College employee had misused a state procurement card, or “procard.” Auditors wrote that “the agency was aware of actual or suspected theft but did not immediately notify either the legislative auditor or the attorney general,” as state law requires, the report stated.



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UT-Austin investigating former procurement official after review finds irregularities

12/26/19
By: The Texas Tribune

The University of Texas at Austin is investigating financial irregularities tied to a former procurement director who resigned from the system flagship in mid-April and now holds a similar position at the Austin Independent School District.



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KPMG Avoids Damages Over College’s Financial Aid Audits As Malpractice Trial Concludes

12/21/19
By: CVN

KPMG will not have to pay any damages in a college’s malpractice lawsuit alleging the firm should have detected fraud in the school’s financial aid office, after a Massachusetts state court jury on Tuesday found the accounting giant only 15 percent liable.



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Four former OU employees sue Board of Regents over breached promise of lifetime email access

12/21/19
By: OUDAILY

Four retired OU employees filed a class-action lawsuit against OU’s Board of Regents Friday for ending retirees’ lifetime access to their OU email addresses and are seeking over $10,000 in civil relief. 

According to the petition on Oklahoma State Courts Network, the plaintiffs allege that OU breached its promise that retirees would have lifetime access to their OU email account. 



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Case in Point: Lessons for the proactive manager

11/30/19
By: Auburn University Office of Audit, Compliance & Privacy

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of 2019. In the USA, we end the month of November with my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday because the primary requirements are to eat great food and watch football. It is also good to think about the things we are thankful for during this season, one of which is you, our readers.

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Audit identifies budgeting irregularities at UALR

11/22/19
By: Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Most of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's budget -- about $100 million -- was input into the university's budgeting software last year differently from how trustees had approved it, system officials said Thursday.

The University of Arkansas System has completed a yearlong internal audit of the university's financial management, which won't be released publicly until the system's trustees accept it as final. That vote could take place today.



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Ex-City Colleges vice chancellor, seven others indicted in $350,000 kickback scheme at school

11/20/19
By: Chicago Tribune

A former vice chancellor at City Colleges of Chicago and seven others have been indicted on federal charges alleging they ran a $350,000 kickback scheme that awarded college contracts to a series of companies with ties to the administrator’s relatives and associates.



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Auditors ‘Hindered’ In University Of Maryland Medical System Report

11/19/19
By: CBS Baltimore

An auditor for the state of Maryland says his office has been “hindered” repeatedly in an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System, which has been rocked by scandal and resignations of board members.

Maryland Legislative Auditor Gregory Hook has asked state lawmakers for an extension of a December deadline to report. Legislative leaders granted the extension to March 13.



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Texas Southern University employee fired after internal audit finds 'improprieties' related to admissions process

11/18/19
By: KHOU 11

Texas Southern University is under investigation after an internal audit found "improprieties" related to the admission process within the university.

The university's Board of Regents said all findings were presented to local authorities and the person involved is no longer employed by the university. 



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Audit dings University of Maryland online campus for improper employee payment, tuition review

11/15/19
By: The Baltimore Sun

A state audit has found that a former employee of the University System of Maryland’s largely online degree program was paid nearly $300,000 in violation of policy.

Employees who leave a position involuntarily can collect up to a year’s pay, depending on the worker’s length on the job, but employees who resign cannot, according to the university system’s official rules.



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