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City worker wages found as issue in Tallulah audit

Posted: Updated: Nov 12, 2013 11:09 AM
Source: La Legislative Auditor Source: La Legislative Auditor

TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The city of Tallulah received some bad news from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The auditor's report lists multiple findings for the city.

Those findings include: not paying credit cards on time, resulting in late fees; not documenting credit card use; and, not knowing whether traffic tickets had been paid.

The mayor, police chief and city clerk's salaries also exceed their annual set salaries.

Some of the other audit findings include (From: Daryl G. Purpera, CPA, CFE/Legislative Auditor):

  • Mayor, police chief and city clerk received payment for accrued unused annual leave which caused their annual compensation to exceed city ordinance guidelines.
  • The city did not maintain formal records to support the annual leave earned and used by the mayor, police chief and city clerk.
  • The city does not have a formal cash management plan to ensure that a positive cash flow is maintained month to month.
  • The city's internal review processes did not ensure the timely payment of all credit card accounts, resulting in late fee charges.
  • Bank deposits were not being made in a timely manner.
  • The city does not maintain a formal tracking system to account for all traffic citations, including their status.
  • The city does not disconnect past due customers' utility services on a timely basis.
  • Business purposes were not documented for all city credit card charges and purchases

 

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