New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Contracts for Personal and Miscellaneous Services

At the time of our audit, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) was spending about $400 million a year on contracts for personal and miscellaneous services. We examined whether HHC was adequately justifying the need to initially contract out for such services and periodically reassessing whether such contracts could be deferred, eliminated or reduced to reduce costs. We found that HHC was not always maintaining documentation of this need, and generally was not maintaining documentation showing that such reassessments had been done. We recommended that such documentation be maintained.

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