Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation audit finds poor record keeping and missed opportunities

Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation audit finds poor record keeping and missed opportunities

Between unauthorized trips and controversial armed guard proposals, Pittsburgh Public Schools has had its share of scrutiny this school year. After Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit reporting that the district missed out on $2 million in reimbursement Thursday, the district can likely look forward to more. 
Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

The state Game Commission lacks basic oversight of money paid out by oil and natural gas companies leasing game lands, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday, as he announced the results of a three-year review of the agency’s finances.

DePasquale called on the commission to tighten how it reviews payments from oil and natural gas companies, noting that it does not verify royalty payments to ensure the correct amount is being collected. There also were a series of delinquent payments, which resulted in “significant” amounts of interest owed.
Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General DePasquale requests travel details after authorized Pittsburgh Public Schools trip

Auditor General DePasquale requests travel details after authorized Pittsburgh Public Schools trip

What started out as professional development trip has landed Pittsburgh Public Schools administrators in hot water. When it was revealed that Superintendent Anthony Hammel and his deputies made an unauthorized detour to Cuba eyebrows were raised and last week an investigation into the finances and ethics involved was launched. 

And now, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is stepping in. Locally, the district and taxpayers are concerned the administrators involved violated policies on not accepting gifts from outside venders. DePasquale has some questions too and Monday requested that the district provide details on travel by the district and what contracts were used without seeking bids. 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Thursday that the state has transferred an estimated $4.25 billion from the state’s Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police since 2012, hindering efforts to repair roads and bridges across Pennsylvania. 

DePasquale was flanked by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards near the Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg as he called for legislative fixes to how both PennDOT and the state police are funded. 
Thursday, April 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 4: Sit down with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Right 2 Know Episode 4: Sit down with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

We catch up with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to hear about what goes into producing 5,000 audits a year, the future of the PA Turnpike and his love of endurance racing, Star Wars and sports. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Thursday, April 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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