Audit critical of Rutgers spending

May 16, 2008 5:06:31 AM PDT
Rutgers University officials are not getting A's in spending taxpayer money. State auditors have found more examples of poor financial oversight when it comes to the state university's travel expenses, vacation days and a trip to a bowl game.

Auditors say more than 530 employees have stockpiled over $3 million in vacation time in violation of university policy. Rutgers only allows workers to accrue a year's worth of vacation with approval from supervisors.

Rutgers also spent $11,000 on valet parking, in-room movies and room service for spouses, guests and children of athletic staff during the 2006 Texas Bowl.

Rutgers says it already has taken steps to address the issues.