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Audit of Engineering Service Purchase Card Practices at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina

View full audit [PDF, 26 pages]


VA’s Office of Inspector General Hotline Division received an allegation that Engineering Service employees at the Ralph H. Johnson, VA Medical Center (VAMC), Charleston, SC, were splitting purchases to circumvent the $3,000 micro-purchase limit.


The OIG recommended the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 7 Director:

  • Review Charleston VAMC Engineering Service’s purchase card transactions for unauthorized commitments and purchases lacking sufficient documentation and process necessary ratification and payment recovery actions.
  • Improve purchase card practices by implementing monitoring mechanisms that ensure improved oversight and providing sufficient training.

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