An Administrative Review of the Department of Commerce
FOLLOW-UP (PDF) REPORT (PDF) SUMMARY (PDF)
Members of the General Assembly requested that the Legislative Audit Council conduct an audit of the South Carolina Department of Commerce (Commerce). The review focused on whether the department’s administrative expenditures have been reasonable and if controls were adequate to ensure appropriate accountability. We found that the department has not emphasized cost-effectiveness in its operations, and some expenditures of public funds were not authorized by law.