Guam’s Public School System Fails Procurement Audit – Millions of Dollars Affected


Guam’s beleaguered public school system took another hit from recent audit findings delivered from the Guam Office of the Public Auditor.  Millions of dollars in purchases were managed through poor or inefficient procurement practices.  Most were related to air conditioning and construction products.

Guam is an unincorporated United States Territory with a local government mirrored in many ways after a state government.  In practice, Guam comes under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government.

The OPA concluded that without significant improvements in internal control over procurement, “GPSS cannot be relied upon to effectively and efficiently process procurement of construction and air-conditioning for the schools,” the report stated. The Public Auditor recommends that the General Services Agency have oversight, occasional monitoring and review, and assist in providing training to GPSS Procurement staff. (

The full audit report  can be accessed at:

5 thoughts on “Guam’s Public School System Fails Procurement Audit – Millions of Dollars Affected

  1. Hey JP,

    Have you seen this? When did this start? I saw it online and didn’t know what to think:

  2. Hmmmm can you delete posts that may reveal too much from a commenter?

    Feel free, of course. 🙂

  3. OK cool. I didn’t know if you were comfortable with someone seeing the video and referencing your political aspirations by name. 😀

    You got my vote!

  4. I don’t think that there’s a corruption in handling the public school in Guam!actually the citizens were still lucky compare to other countries because they still offered a free educational program for those indigent youths!I hope you will serve as a model to produce professional citizens!

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