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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Has Not Implemented a Charging System for Data Processing Costs," (A-04-92-03503)

March 16, 1994

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.23 mb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report points out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not complied with requirements to implement a charging system for its data processing costs. Although the CDC established a "fee-for-service" policy that data processing costs would be charged to component centers, institutes and offices based on services actually provided to those users, the policy was never implemented. We are recommending that the Public Health Service direct the CDC to implement the policy.