Tompkins County Development Corporation – Board Oversight (2021M-7)

Issued Date
May 21, 2021

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the Tompkins County Development Corporation (TCDC) Board of Directors (Board) properly oversaw operations.

Key Findings

  • The Board generally oversaw operations but was unaware that its policy covered the calculation of the administrative fee. As a result, an administrative fee of $88,815 was collected even though only $1,000 should have been collected in accordance with the current Board-approved policy.

Key Recommendations

  • Periodically review and update policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that administrative fees collected are based on the Board-approved policy or deviations have been approved.

Corporation officials generally agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.