Press Release – June 11, 2008
From August 2007 to March 2008, auditors from the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) focused on the state property and financial resources managed from 2005 to June 2007 by the Czech Post, s. e. The property was worth about CZK 2,5 billion. The audit report lists findings such as insufficient acquiring and reproduction of the property, incorrect contractor drafts, and fragmentary collection records at the Post Museum. Similar shortcomings had already been found during the auditing operation No. 99/32.
"Processing of project documentations and construction activities were ordered without a clear concept of possible solutions. Realizations of poorly prepared building projects started and supplier contracts were made without limitations of the subject matters or proper guaranteeing the financial resources,“ said František Dohnal, president of the SAO.
Fuel suppliers and marketing and housecleaning contractors were picked improperly. In many cases, the Czech Post got excluded from budget-priced supplies because of their poor and/or untransparent selection of contractors, in contradiction with the law of public orders. Agreements were set without proper limitations or specifications of the subject matter, price, or the execution period of the contract.
The collection of the Postal Museum was not filed in a way that would make it possible to verify the facts objectively. Keeping of evidence books, registration of the borrowings, and regular inventories were insufficient. In many cases, the museum lacked a view of the exhibits' value and the relation to setting specific treatment conditions.
The auditing operation was included into the 2007 Audit Plan of the SAO under No. 07/20. Jiří Adámek, Member of the SAO Board, controlled the operation and drew up the audit report as well.
Supreme Audit Office