Statement by SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications Casey Vattimo

April 27, 2017

"SUNY procurement oversight was wisely amended by the Legislature in 2011, and those changes were extended in 2016, following an audit by the Comptroller himself. These provisions continue to serve the best interests of our campuses, students, faculty, and staff."

Please see SUNY's memorandum of opposition to procurement legislation as currently proposed here.

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