Report to Senator Inhofe on Tulsa Airport Authority's Management and Operations
May 06, 2004
Project ID: CC-2003-062
We issued our investigative report regarding contracting irregularities, conflicts of interest, and other issues at the Tulsa Airports, undertaken in response to a request from Senator James M. Inhofe, chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. We found instances where the Tulsa Airport Authority’s procurements of professional services, which were funded by the Airport Improvement Program, did not adhere to FAA’s required competitive-selection procedures. We also found conflicts of interest on the part of former authority officials, poor recordkeeping by the authority, and a lack of sufficient oversight by FAA, in addition to other issues. The report identifies areas we are continuing to investigate and includes the audit report sent to FAA.