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‘Unacceptable deference to … authority’ fueled MARTA P-card abuse

'Unacceptable deference to ... authority' fueled MARTA P-card abuse
November 19, 2010 --

A “complete failure” of internal controls allowed a top MARTA aide to charge several thousand dollars of personal expenses to the transit agency, auditors reported Thursday. The aide, the executive assistant to general manager Beverly Scott, was fired in August. Auditors blamed, in part, “an unacceptable deference to positions of authority” for the long delay in detecting the problem.

Auditors find weak workers’ comp coverage, enforcement

June 2, 2009 --

Nearly half the eligible businesses in Georgia may not carry workers’ compensation insurance as required, state auditors say. If that’s true, roughly 1.5 million workers potentially would not be covered in the event of a workplace accident. The state’s methods of monitoring compliance are inefficient and could be improved with the use of relatively simple […]

Atlanta sitting on $4 million in refunds to water customers

May 4, 2009 --

Atlanta’s water department has illegally kept $4 million that should have been refunded to 29,000 customers who closed their accounts, a city audit shows. Apparently, part of the problem is that no one ever told customer-service reps in the water department about changes last year in the city code. Auditors said employees who handle refunds […]