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    Audit: Poor management in U of A division

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Legislative auditors say poor management and a failure to follow school policies led to a $3 million deficit within a division at the University of Arkansas.

    The school requested an audit after administrators discovered the Advancement Division had overspent its $10 million budget in 2012. Audit results released Tuesday said a primary reason for the deficit was the addition of staff members without a corresponding increase in permanent funding.

    The Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit said the arm of the university that handles public relations, alumni and fundraising saw expenditures grow from $7.9 million to $13.2 million from 2008 to 2012. The division's budget held steady around $9.96 million.

    The school agreed with many portions of the review but disagreed with a claim that it withheld some information from auditors.

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