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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Jefferson Community College – Procurement (2017M-156)

Released: October 27, 2017 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether the procurement of goods and services was appropriate and compliant with competitive bid statutes and College policies for the period September 1, 2015 through November 28, 2016.


Jefferson Community College, which is part of the State University of New York system, is sponsored by Jefferson County and is located in the City of Watertown. The College, which has an enrollment of approximately 3,670, is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of nine appointed members and one elected student trustee. Budgeted appropriations for the 2016-17 fiscal year totaled approximately $28.7 million.

Key Finding

  • The College’s purchasing policy does not address insurance coverage and competitive methods to procure it.

Key Recommendation

  • Revise the College’s purchasing policy to include a method to seek competition for insurance coverage.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236