Politics & Government
2:10 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Audit Shows Discrepancy in State Property List

A report from the state auditor says North Carolina does not have an accurate list of state property. State officials started an investigation this summer to determine whether the state could save money on insurance for its property. But the report says the State Property Office has more than 400 buildings on its list that are not on a list from the Department of Insurance. State Property Office spokeswoman Jill Lucas says they rely on individual agencies to report their inventory.

Jill Lucas: "We did initiate a survey this summer to ask the state agencies to look at their data again and let us know if everything was captured, if there were any errors. We have heard from all state agencies and only very minor corrections were reported to us."
Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his list comes from the same reports.  Lucas says the discrepancy could come from differences in what each department considers state property.  A legislative committee meets tomorrow to evaluate state properties.