DDCR Certification Unit Operation

MTA/OIG #2015-09

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is one of four agencies in the New York State Unified Certification Program (NYSUCP). In this audit OIG staff examined the completeness of initial certification processes and the subsequent annual reviews MTA’s performed by the Department of Diversity and Civil Rights (DDCR) required for a DBE firm to retain its status.

OIG found that most elements of the initial certification process were performed in accordance with NYSUCP guidelines. However, subsequent annual reviews were not always performed, and some financial determinations were insufficient.