OPA looks into NMC’s policy and financial data

Posted on Feb 09 1999

The Office of the Public Auditor will probe into the management of policies and procedures being observed at the Northern Marianas College in dispensing educational grants to students.

Public Auditor Leo LaMotte informed members of the Board of Regents and NMC officials yesterday about the scope of audit work the public will expect from his future reports.

“It’s usually a combination of several types but we will be auditing various segments of the financial data as well as policy procedure and management,” he said.

His office was requested by the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare to audit NMC following allegations of mismanagement and questionable financial records way back 1992.

LaMotte expects to submit two to three reports summarizing its NMC audit to the committee

Board Chairman Manuel Sablan told LaMotte that records available at NMC are open for his perusal. He was responding to reports over LaMotte’s frustration on the slow turn-out of documents coming from NMC.

He also told the auditor that past key players, like the former comptroller and legal counsel, can also shed light on the on-going audit.

President Agnes McPhetres is hoping to end this audit process the soonest time since NMC is due to start its self-study for the accreditation of the four-year degree program.

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