Internal Audits

Our objective is to make the City a better place to live. We do this by ensuring that City government is efficient, effective, and accountable to the citizens.

02-25-15 - 15-102 - Performance Audit - Albuquerque Convention Center Renovation – Phase II Change Orders

The Department of Municipal Development (DMD) should be aware of and abide by contractual requirements, should perform an independent review of change orders and change order requests, and formally document City approval when change order work is authorized to begin. By addressing these items, DMD will improve project management and may help to identify additional cost savings in future projects. Strengthening and clarifying the contractual language regarding the consultant’s review of change orders will assist and benefit the City by increasing the level of confidence placed on the consultant in the future.

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01-28-15 - 15-103 - Performance Audit - Traffic Engineering Division Capital Implementation Program Payroll and Staffing - Department of Municipal Development

The Traffic Engineering Division should implement an electronic work order system for the Management section, and should start requiring employees to indicate on the Management and Operations work orders whether the work performed is Capital Implementation Program (CIP) projects or repair and maintenance (R&M). The Traffic Engineering Division should record payroll expense to the CIP fund and GF based on the type of work performed.

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08-27-14 - 14-102 - Audit - Operating Grants Fund Balance

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted a performance audit of the City of Albuquerque’s (City) processes to resolve past, and prevent future, unidentified amounts in the operating grants fund balance. The audit was included in OIA’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 audit plan.

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05-08-14 - 14-105 - Audit - DWI Overtime

The Albuquerque Police Department must improve its ability to collect and analyze overtime data associated with DWI cases. By capturing data, APD will be able to quantify and substantiate the impacts that external factors and inefficiencies, such as Metro Court scheduling, have on the Department. This data is an important element that will provide valuable information through which the department can manage overtime and affect change, such as reducing the number of DWI cases dismissed for officer FTA, and decreasing DWI overtime court costs.

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12-11-13 - 13-104 - Performance Audit - Telecom Use and Expense

The City of Albuquerque can realize annual cost savings of $273,000, annual cost recoveries of $240,000 and continue the proactive approach to reduce the costs of telecom operations through the implementation of innovative technologies. The City lacks internal controls to ensure the accuracy, efficiency and optimization of telecom services. The overall lack of internal controls is a major factor for the accumulated balance of $1.3 million in the City’s Communication Fund as of June 30, 2013 (unaudited). The fund balance represents the amount departments have been overcharged for communication services.

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12-11-13 - 13-108 - Performance Audit - Professional/Technical Contract Development & Approval Process

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services' Purchasing Division can improve upon the valuable services it provides to the City and contractors by acceptance and implementation of the following recommendations: (a) The Purchasing Division should require that City Departments attend contract training more frequently; (b) The Purchasing Division should review its internal control processes and ensure that all staff have a clear understanding; and (c) Employee access to CTS should be revoked following the employee’s change of employment.

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