The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts may transfer all fleet management and surplus sales to the executive branch of the state government, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.
The agency is currently under investigation for its employee-only surplus sales, in which the office's 225 employees were invited to purchase old furniture, computer equipment, and vehicles.
The state's judiciary is not bound by the same regulations as its executive branch, and is not required to open surplus sales to the public or release vehicle sale information for public viewing. However, a statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts acknowledged that its surplus vehicle sales may have potential irregularities. The agency has met with the Auditor of Public Accounts to obtain assistance in reviewing its internal audit processes.