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Wake Tech Officials Cited in Audit

Posted April 24, 2007 9:29 a.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2007 9:43 a.m. EDT

— One official at Wake Technical Community College has been disciplined and a second warned against business associations with friends following a critical state audit.

The audit, which was released Monday, found that Wake Tech's chief information officer twice violated purchasing policies in the last year. He submitted a fraudulent bid for one project and entered into a contract with a vendor without soliciting formal bids for a second project.

Wake Tech officials said the chief information officer has been disciplined, and the college business office has been ordered to provide training to all departments about correct purchasing procedures.

The audit also found that an executive vice president at Wake Tech created the appearance of a conflict of interest by approving a contract with a company headed by a close friend.

The college has established a conflict-of-interest policy and has reorganized its business office to place stricter controls on purchasing, officials said.