Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A.was engaged by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), Office of Inspector General ("OIG"), to conduct a performance audit of the EEOC charge card program, which includes both purchase and travel cards. EEOC uses purchase cards to reduce the administrative cost of processing small dollar purchases and travel cards to reduce the cost of official travel and for the convenience of the traveler.
The EEOC charge card program had previously been audited in FY 2018, which covered activity in FY 2017 and 2018. The previous audit resulted in two (2) recommendations to improve the management of the charge card program and one (1) finding. We found that while EEOC has made improvements to the account closing process procedures, the procedures have not been properly updated in EEOC directives nor have they been followed in practice.
We found that EEOC has properly designed their internal controls over its charge card program to detect and prevent fraud, waste, abuse and misuse.