B-197096, JAN 21, 1980

B-197096: Jan 21, 1980

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UNITED STATES SENATE: THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 5.

B-197096, JAN 21, 1980

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ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, UNITED STATES SENATE:

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 5, 1979, REQUESTING OUR VIEWS ON THE PROVISIONS OF S. 1324. WE SUGGEST THAT THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE BE ADDED ON PAGE 2 TO LINE 2 FOLLOWING THE SENTENCE ENDING WITH AUDIT:

THE AUDITS SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINANCIAL AND COMPLIANCE PORTION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE'S STANDARDS FOR AUDIT OF GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES & FUNCTIONS.

WE ALSO SUGGEST THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BE INSERTED BETWEEN LINES 19 AND 20 ON PAGE 2:

THE CONTRACT SHALL ALSO REQUIRE THAT THE AUDITOR PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION OF ANY IRREGULARITIES HE UNCOVERS DURING THE COURSE OF HIS AUDIT AND SUBSEQUENTLY INCLUDE SUCH MATTERS IN THE AUDIT REPORT.

IF WE CAN BE OF FURTHER ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER, PLEASE CONTACT DONALD SCANTLEBURY ON 275-5150.