Auditor: OA accounting mistake cost state

Because the Missouri Office of Administration didn’t charge all state agencies their appropriate share of the Unified Communications telephone system’s costs, state Auditor Tom Schweich reported Thursday, state government lost nearly $1.3 million in possible reimbursements from the federal government.

The finding is part of a 13-page audit of OA’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 state business years.

The upgraded “unified” system was intended to “combine separate voice, video, and data systems to operate on an existing computer network,” the audit explained.

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