02-27-2013 - 12-107 - Special Audit Report - Health and Social Service Centers - Department of Family and Community Services
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted a special audit of the Department of Family and Community Services’ (DFCS) Health and Social Service Centers (HSSC). The audit was requested by DFCS as a proactive approach to improve HSSC operations and identify appropriate corrective measures.
02-27-2013 - 13-101 - Final Management Audit - Disaster Recovery Plan - Department of Finance and Administrative Services - Information Technology Services Division
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted a management audit of the Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan prepared by the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), a division of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (DFAS). The audit was included in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 approved audit plan.
05-01-2013 – 13-102 – Performance Audit Report – Senior Home Services – Department of Senior Affairs
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted a performance audit of the Senior Home Services Division (Home Services) operated by the Department of Senior Affairs (DSA). The audit was included in the FY13 approved audit plan.
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted a performance audit of the Human Resources Department (HRD) – Personnel Services. The audit was included in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 audit plan passed by the City of Albuquerque (City) Council.
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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.
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The Solid Waste Management Department has opportunities for improving its system of internal controls. Such controls are vital to ensuring accountability, consistent operations and integrity of information assets.
Parks & Recreation Department, Park Management can improve upon the valuable services it provides to the citizens of Albuquerque. The Department’s recognition that change can only happen through active engagement and participation is a crucial step which will lead to the furthered success of the Department.
The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) passed its peer review on October 11, 2013. Government Auditing Standards (GAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States Government Accountability Office requires audit organizations to have an external peer review at least once every three years. The external peer review determines whether the reviewed organization's internal quality control system is adequate and whether quality control policies and procedures are being complied with to provide the audit organization with reasonable assurance of conforming with applicable professional standards.
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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.
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.
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.
The Office of Internal Audit performed a follow-up of Audit No. 12-101, Department of Finance and Administrative Services Fleet Management Division (DFAS-FMD) – Fuel Usage and Security. The audit included recommendations to DFAS-FMD, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), the Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) Golf Management Division (PRD-GMD), and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
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.
The Annual Audit Plan for the Office of Internal Audit was passed and adopted by City Council on May 19, 2014 and approved on June 13, 2014.
The Office of Internal Audit performed a follow-up of Audit No. 12-103, Albuquerque Police Department (APD) – Firearms Inventory. The audit included recommendations to APD.
The Office of Internal Audit performed a follow-up of Audit No. 12-102, Albuquerque Fire Department (AFD) – Fleet Maintenance.
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.
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) performed a follow-up of Audit No. 12-108, Take-Home Vehicles during fiscal year (FY) 2014.
The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) performed a follow-up of Audit No. 12-104, Albuquerque Police Department (APD), Officer Retention Plan (Retention Plan) during fiscal year (FY) 2014.