State University of New York
College at Cobleskill
Selected Employee Travel Expenses
Issued: November 14, 2012
Link to full audit report 2012-S-143
To determine whether the use of travel monies by selected government employees complied with rules and regulations and is free from fraud, waste and abuse. The audit covers the period April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2011.
New York State’s executive agencies spend between $100 million and $150 million each year on travel expenses. These expenses, which are discretionary and under the control of agency management, include car rentals, meals, lodging, transportation, fuel, and incidental costs such as airline baggage and travel agency fees. As part of a Statewide initiative to determine whether the use of travel money by selected government employees was appropriate, we audited travel expenses for the highest-cost travelers in the State. These employees incurred over $100,000 in travel expenses during the three year period ending March 31, 2011. One of these employees worked at the College at Cobleskill and had travel costs totaling $181,890.
- We found that the travel expenses for the one College employee selected for audit were documented and adhered to State travel rules and regulations.
Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest
SUNY College at Oneonta: Selected Employee Travel Expenses (2012-S-145)
State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: John Buyce
Phone: (518) 474-3271; Email: StateGovernmentAccountability@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236