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No exceptions were noted for the procedures above. All petty cash funds were accounted for at fiscal year-end, and subsequently deposited in the SID’s main checking account.
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.
In an effort to gather information, OIA contacted the Office of the Mayor. Following this request, it was determined that, for at least the past 15 years, no one had been in charge of overseeing the process or preparing and submitting quarterly reports. The Director of the Office of Diversity has agreed to take over this task and will report according to §5-6 ROA 1994.
10-26-2016 - 17-302 - Strategic Review - Albuquerque International Sunport Terminal Restroom Remodel & Change Order No. 1
Change orders to construction contracts are not uncommon. Since 2013, change orders for the Aviation Department’s construction projects, increased the average total project cost by 4.4 percent. Change order No. 1 of the AIS Terminal Restroom Remodeling Project exceeded the average and was an 82 percent increase of the original project value.
Effective contract monitoring is important for ensuring contractual compliance. City user departments need to be educated about what effective contract monitoring involves, and be reminded that when using citywide contracts, monitoring of these contracts should also be completed. To ensure compliance, user departments should become familiar with and enforce specific contract requirements.
Effective contract monitoring is an important aspect to ensure contractual compliance. Through effective monitoring of contract requirements and personnel certifications, Advantage Barricade will help to ensure complete compliance with its City contract.
10-26-2016- 15-109 - Performance Audit - Administrative Maintenance of Vacation and Sick Leave - Citywide
By taking steps to align City Regulations with process, and implementing internal controls that will monitor vacation and sick leave changes in PeopleSoft, the City can increase the assurance that all employees are receiving correctly calculated and applied benefits. Clarifying the City’s position related to providing benefits that do not currently fall under Ordinance, AIs or CBAs will ensure the City applies those benefits consistently to all eligible employees.
Of the ten recommendations addressed in AWD’s Fiscal Management audit report, two have been fully implemented, six are in process and two have not been implemented.
Mr. Gutowski has worked for the City for more than 15 years. He previously worked for OIA as the Senior Information Systems Auditor and as the Audit Manager, and most recently as the City’s Risk Finance Manager. He graduated from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management with a BBA with a concentration in Accounting. Alan is a CPA licensed in New Mexico, CISA, CITP, ITIL F v3, CFE, CIA, CSSGB, and ARM.
By taking additional steps to reduce instances of inaccurate and outdated content, quality control will be improved, and the City will have greater assurance that citizens, ABQ311, and other website visitors will obtain timely and accurate information when visiting the City’s website.