At a glance: Key EMSA audit findings

Following are Oklahoma auditors' key findings, recommendations to EMSA in performance audit report released Wednesday.
Modified: January 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013

• Did not renew Oklahoma City apartment lease.

• New $400 limit on employee award gifts and a limit on related celebrations to only that of cake and punch.

• Board commitment to greater participation at meetings.

Key audit recommendations

• Realign expenditure expectations.

• Review all CEO expenditures and establish a written policy.

• Enhance expenditure transparency, such as joining state's P-card program.

• Seek legal counsel regarding certain expenditure practices.

• Develop more committees to address specific issues.

• Enhance financial oversight by reviewing single-item purchases over a certain cost threshold.

• Formalize a policy whereby board approves purchases over $12,000.

• Adopt a policy for formal evaluation of CEO.

• Improve address data system, enhance patient outreach efforts, and automate discounts under subscriber discount plans.

• Create and implement a policy requiring all trustees, officers and employees to formally disclose relationships that could influence business decisions.

• Require management to routinely inform board of costs of with outside organizations.

• Seek legal counsel regarding whether EMSA's support of American Ambulance Association activities is permissible under the state constitution and review with legal counsel future sponsorships.

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