Audit questions cost-efficiency of relocating Allegheny County offices

Audit questions cost-efficiency of relocating Allegheny County offices

An audit by the Allegheny County Controller’s office cast doubt on the county’s ability to save money on recent decisions to relocate several offices from a location in Pittsburgh’s East End.

Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller, conducted an audit report on the office relocations of several county departments that raised questions about the rationale and cost-efficiency of the moves. The audit covered finances from July 1997 to Dec. 2016.

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Rep. DeLuca calls for PDE oversight of troubled Penn Hills School District

Rep. DeLuca calls for PDE oversight of troubled Penn Hills School District

In light of a number of different issues facing the Penn Hills School District, Rep. Tony DeLuca (D-Penn Hills) has asked the state Department of Education to place the district into the state’s financial recovery program and to appoint a qualified chief financial recovery officer to oversee the district.

In a letter to the Executive Secretary David Volkman, DeLuca expressed concern regarding how the appointment of a new school board member was handled following the recent resignation of a board member.

“This is a District desperately in need of fresh insight and oversight,” wrote DeLuca. “I once again implore you to take action for the betterment of this District before it’s too late. I feel strongly the financial situation will not, nor cannot, improve without the intervention of the Commonwealth. Each action the Board takes confirms my belief.”

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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