(May 6, 2013) “In accordance with the recommendation by the Internal Auditors, I am eliminating the use of any and all P cards for "business entertainment". The Finance Department will remove all applicable merchant category codes for dining and restaurants effective immediately. I supported this Audit report since the beginning and I now look forward to working with Internal Audit, the Finance Department, Ethics Committee and any other applicable body to strengthen the P Card program to make sure that the program has the appropriate protections, restrictions and oversight. Constant review, analysis and sound management of all city operations has been a hallmark of my time as Mayor and these actions are consistent with my philosophy.
“I have always tried to do what is right for Hartford including investing in arts, education and economic development opportunities that have improved the overall quality of life in our City. I want the people of Hartford to know that I am out there on their behalf every single day and will continue to be in the months and years ahead.”
A full copy of the Internal Audit report can be seen here.
For Immediate Release: May 6, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz