The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $6.2 million on cars the agency does not need, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
The OIG determined that 1,133 vehicles were hardly used. The audit also identified 5,703 vehicles that were driven less than 5,000 miles over the course of the year.
Based on a sample of the vehicles it identified, the OIG estimated approximately half were unnecessary to the agency. Getting rid of the 3,076 underused vehicles could save the USDA approximately $2,000 per vehicle, or $6,152,000.
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