Administrative sponsorship and donations in ministries
Today, the Austrian Court of Audit (ACA) presented the report "Administrative Sponsorship and Donations in Selected Federal Ministries". From August to November 2019, the ACA audited the administrative sponsorship and donations at the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The audit aimed at assessing the existing regulations concerning donations, in particular with regard to administrative sponsorship, against international standards, sponsorship agreements as well as agreements on donations without consideration. In doing so, the ACA took into account compliance principles as well as financial flows in this regard. The audited period covered the years from 2015 to mid-2019.
- The Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of the Interior should ensure that the most important principles of sponsorship and donation agreements are taken into account for the preparation of a donations regulation in the inter-ministerial working group and that the working group’s activities are timely completed with a practice-oriented result.
- At the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, mandatory regulations should be elaborated for sponsorship and for other comparable donations under consideration of the most important principles of sponsorship and donation agreements.
- At the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, compliance processes should be established for sponsorship in consultation with the department responsible for compliance-related issues. In order to enhance transparency, such processes should also provide for a regular publication of a sponsorship report.
- At the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the sponsorship regulation should be revised by taking into account the most important principles of sponsorship and donations regulations in order to ensure the broadest scope possible, to provide clear provisions to measure consideration and to increase transparency.
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