Jan 24, 2012 9:07 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit says Grambling State University has failed to address hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing or stolen property for seven years in a row.
The review, released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office, says for the last budget year running through June 30, Grambling couldn't account for $1.6 million in items like computers and furniture. That's nearly 7 percent of the university's $24 million movable property inventory.
Purpera's office says the school has had to use public funds to replace missing items.
In his response to the audit, Grambling President Frank Pogue says the school hired a new property control manager and launched a campus-wide cleanup of obsolete equipment to help locate missing items.