On July 14, 2016, shortly before his retirement announced by NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn on July 29, 2016, a letter was sent to him from the  New Mexico Office of State Auditor. The Auditor cited allegations regarding managerial problems related to procurement and other processes at the NMED that resulted in high staff turnover that "may have set up unnecessary conflicts, creating incentives, pressures and opportunities for fraud, waste and abuse."  Even gifts and bribes from contractors with a potential for procurement code violations were among the allegations.  The letter was sent for former Secretary Flynn to consider the adequacy of "your internal controls related to compliance with the Personnel Act and Procurement Code."