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.