New York City Convention Center Operating Corporation

Controls at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Follow-Up Review)

The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation was created in 1979 to operate and maintain the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. In our prior audit reports 95-S-25 and 94-S-20, we concluded that Corporation officials had not managed the Center in a prudent, businesslike manner to provide for appropriate public accountability. For example, employees were routinely hired without documentation that they were either needed or qualified for the positions, purchases involving millions of dollars were not competitively bid, equipment valued at more than $115,000 could not be accounted for, and the Corporation's Inspector General was not sufficiently independent. We made several recommendations aimed at making the Corporation more accountable. Our follow-up review found that Corporation officials have fully implemented these recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 96-F-13 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.