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Welcome. 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.

The Office of Internal Audit believes that positive change is accomplished by offering City government recommendations to continue to excel and improve.

We strive to improve our skills by being open to ideas and having the attitude that learning is continuous. We invite you to learn about our office and read our reports.

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To provide independent audits to promote transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of City government for the citizens of Albuquerque.

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Open Letter

It has come to the attention of the Inspector General and Acting City Auditor that individuals in unclassified positions have obtained or may be in the process of obtaining classified employment. In some cases, it has been proposed that new positions be created with the intent to move individuals from unclassified to classified positions. Without proper support and justification, this practice has the potential to have negative impacts on the City's budget and operational environment.

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06-28-2017 - 16-104 - Performance Audit - ACH and Wire Transfer Payments - Department of Finance and Administrative Services

DFAS-Treasury Division processes ensure that ACH and wire transfer payments are authorized, supported, accurate, timely and valid. Policy and procedure revisions that specifically reflect daily operations will enable DFAS-Treasury to improve its internal processes and will provide clear instructions for the staff. As DFAS-Treasury’s role is vital to City business, should any type of unforeseen disruption occur, it is important to have contingency procedures to minimize the impact of such events.

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04-26-2017 - 16-106 - Vendor Audit - Ahern Rentals, Inc. (Vendor Report) - Citywide

Effective contract monitoring is an important aspect of ensuring compliance with contractual obligations. Through effective monitoring of contract requirements, Ahern will be able to ensure it submits accurate invoices, with no unallowable fees, provides only equipment included in the equipment schedule, submits invoices containing accurate billing rates, and is compliant with the contract requirements for insurance.

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03-17-2017 - 16-107 - Performance Audit - Officer Overtime - APD

Consistently following SOPs and protocol for overtime transactions are significant controls that are intended to prevent unauthorized overtime from being approved and paid. Reconciliation of subsidiary systems to main systems and on-going monitoring can effectively detect potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

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OIA Passes Peer Review

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) passed its peer review on October 20, 2016. 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 provided the audit organization with reasonable assurance of conforming with applicable professional standards.

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Lawrence Davis

Acting City Auditor

Office of Internal Audit

(505) 768-3150