The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Manhattan, KS Housing Authority’s administration of its Recovery Act capital fund grants. Our objectives were to determine whether the Authority executed a contract change order in compliance with HUD procurement regulations and the Authority’s procurement policy and accurately and completely reported Recovery Act grant information in FederalReporting.gov.
The Authority improperly executed a contract change order. In addition, it did not accurately or completely report Recovery Act grant information in FederalReporting.gov.
We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Kansas City Office of Public Housing work with the Authority to develop and implement written policies and procedures for executing a contract change order. We also recommend that the Director work with the Authority to support the $10,349 in contractor and subcontractor fees. For any portion of the fees that is not supported, HUD should reduce future annual capital funds. Lastly, we recommend that the Director work with the Authority to update its Recovery Act Web site, as appropriate, to reflect the correct program information.