Financial Management:

Senate Observations and Counts

AIMD-99-30R: Published: Oct 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1998.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted fiscal year-end inventory observations and cash-related counts at certain U.S. Senate locations on September 30, 1998, and October 1, 1998.

GAO noted that the agreed-upon procedures GAO performed included: (1) observing the inventory count and recordation process performed; (2) recounting amounts for stamps, cash, and cash-related items on hand and comparing combined totals to the authorized amounts; (3) counting cash and related receipts and comparing their total to authorized petty cash fund amounts; (4) counting cash on hand for operations and comparing the result to authorized amounts; and (5) listing and determining the amount of checks on hand.

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