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Internal Audit News

Announcements from the Office of Internal Audit.

2017 Annual Report - Office of Internal Audit

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) has completed its' annual report for fiscal year 2017, which demonstrates that OIA produces audits and non-audit services that include recommendations intended to improve City operations. It also shows the service OIA provides by offering its knowledge and expertise in responding to requests for assistance from department personnel.

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.

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.

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.