Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Oversight of Vehicle Use

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks) operates and maintains a statewide system of 178 parks and 37 historic sites and hosts a variety of cultural, recreational and educational programs. As of November 30, 2010, Parks had 160 pool passenger vehicles in various locations throughout the State. Budget Policy and Reporting Manual D-750 (D-750) requires State agencies to develop policies and procedures for managing State vehicles. It specifies that State vehicles should be used only for conducting State business, thereby restricting personal use by State employees. We audited Parks to determine whether its vehicles were necessary and used for business purposes. We determined that the vehicles were necessary. However, we concluded that some risk exists that vehicles could be used for non-business purposes and vehicle use is not adequately monitored by Parks management.

For a complete copy of Report 2010-S-25 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.