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Audit Report 0-28: Audit of Rhode Island District Advisory Council

Date Issued: 
Friday, September 29, 2000
Report Number: 

On September 29, 2000, the OIG issued Audit Report 0-28, Audit of Rhode Island District Advisory Council.  The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the Rhode Island District Advisory council operated in accordance with governing laws, regulations, and policies.  The OIG found that various RI council activities and SBA actions to oversee the council were not in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Code of Federal Regulations and the SBA’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Advisory councils.  This and other evidence lead to the additional conclusion that improvements were needed in SBA’s management and oversight of District Advisory Councils.  The OIG made five recommendations.