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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.

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.

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.

Fiscal Year 2013 OIA Annual Report

At its August 28, 2013 meeting, the Accountability in Government Oversight (AGO) Committee approved the Annual Report of the Office of Internal Audit. The report is for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

Follow-up - DFAS/ITSD - Disaster Recovery Plan

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) performed a follow-up of Audit No. 13-101, Disaster Recovery Plan – Department of Finance and Administrative Services (DFAS). This follow-up is to report on the progress made by DFAS in addressing our findings and recommendations.