USNPS needs closer oversight of funds donating to cooperating associations, review finds

National Park Service officials do not have in place a sound process for reviewing how funds donated to park cooperating agencies across the country are managed and spent, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.

That conclusion was reached as the OIG's staff looked into allegations of embezzlement at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia. The problem at the historic site arose after the park superintendent gave an employee "full responsibility for managing donated funds at the park and did not oversee how he managed and expended them."

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