City Auditor’s Office releases Annual Report on Audits and Activities in Fiscal Year 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2019
CONTACT: Douglas Jones, City Auditor, (816) 513-3300
The City Auditor’s Office normally reports on the work of city departments, programs, and activities. However, this time we released a report on our work that summarizes the office’s audit reports, activities, and accomplishments in fiscal year 2019.
We released five audits in fiscal year 2019. These audits examined Water Services’ storeroom inventory controls, written contract selection policies and procedures, IT network vulnerabilities, public investment in parking garages, and the GO KC sidewalk repair program.
Our audits recommended ways the city could avoid $5 million in costs, improve the delivery of services to the public and employees, and ensure appropriate controls are in place to manage or protect $183 million in public assets.
We successfully passed our ninth external peer review; receiving the highest possible rating. Government Auditing Standards require us to undergo and external peer review at least once every three years.
The City Auditor’s Office promotes government accountability, transparency, and improved city operations through independent evaluations of city departments and programs. The city auditor is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and City Council and is independent of the city manager.
Our independence, the standards we follow, and undergoing periodic external peer reviews, mean the Mayor, City Council, city management, and the public can rely on our work.
For more information about our fiscal year 2019 audits and activities, view our annual report as well as our audits and other reports on KCMO.gov.