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FY 2021 Reports

Monthly Report on Work in Progress (July 2020)

       City Auditor's monthly report of projects  in progress.

Audits and Activities of the City Auditor's Office in Fiscal Year 2020 (June 2020)

Read the annual report to learn more about our audits, activities, and performance during fiscal year 2020.   View our fiscal year 2020 annual report highlights.

Second Audit Report Tracking System (ARTS) Preserve and Restore Parks Ecology with Sustainable Maintenance Approach

This audit assesses the Parks and Recreation Department’s incorporation of environmentally sustainable practices in parkland maintenance activities.

First Audit Report Tracking System (ARTS) Improvements in Water Meter Testing Needed 

Audit examining whether Water Services appropriately tests and replaces water meters to ensure meter accuracy.

Oversight of Community Improvement Districts Scope Statement 

  • Is the city exercising oversight of CIDs?

Board & Commission Vacant and Expired Seats Scope Statement

Are city appointed board and commission appointments current?

First Audit Report Tracking System (ARTS) for Visit KC Can Improve Reporting to City and Address Conflict of Interest Issues 

This audit focused on performance and financial data Visit KC provides to the city.  

Second Audit Report Tracking System (ARTS) for the GOkc Sidewalk Repair Program Could Be Improved (May 2020)

This audit focused on the Public Works Department’s GOkc Sidewalk Repair Program’s first year of operation and whether its practices and observable outcomes could be improved.  

FY 2020 Reports

Incorporating More Recommended Practices Will Strengthen City’s Emergency Management Program

This audit of the city’s emergency management program focused on whether the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) follows selected recommended emergency management program practices.  View our Emergency Management Program report highlights.

Law Department Database Improvements Can Assist Risk Management Program (April 2020)

This audit focused on whether the Law Department’s legal claims and lawsuit data could be improved to support the city’s new, more robust risk management program in analyzing data to identify, evaluate, and mitigate risk.  View our Law Department Database Improvements Can Assist Risk Management Program Highlights.

On-Street Parking Enforcement Scope Statement (April 2020).

What actions could improve on-street parking enforcement in downtown Kansas City, Missouri?

 Office of the City Auditor Annual Audit Plan Fiscal Year 2021 (March 2020)

The City Auditor's Office annual audit plan focuses on audits that will provide information and recommendations to improve city services, ensure careful use of tax dollars, and provide transparency. 

 Citywide Duplicate Payments Scope Statement (March 2020)

Do city processes prevent duplicate payment?   

Council Memo - Human Relations Department Comparative Staffing and Budget Information (March 2020)

This Council Memo details the research of other cities staffing and budget levels for a department or program similar to the city’s HRD as well as the general nature of the work performed by those similar departments or programs to assist the Mayor and City Council in this year’s budget discussions.

City Should Educate Employees to Make Informed Retirement Decisions (February 2020)

The city does not have a retirement education program.  Although the city’s pension plans are important city benefits, efforts to educate employees about the pension plans and retirement are limited; communications about the decisions that must be made at retirement are inadequate; and retirement information is hard to locate and not always accurate.  View our Retirement report highlights.

First Audit Report Tracking System (ARTS) report for the Retroactive Pay Adjustments: Employees Deserve Timely Pay Increases audit (February 2020).

 Audit evaluating causes for retroactive pay adjustments and the adequacy of controls over these adjustments.

  Implementation Status of Audit Recommendations Fiscal Years 2015 – 2019  (December 2019)

Administrative report summarizing management’s progress towards implementing audit recommendations we made in Fiscal Years 2015 through 2019.  View Implementation Status of Audit Recommendations report highlights.

Visit KC Can Improve Reporting to City and Address Conflict of Interest Issues  (November 2019)

Audit evaluating performance and financial data Visit KC provides to the city.  View Visit KC report highlights.

Guidance Needed to Manage City's Use of Drones (October 2019)

Audit determining whether the city has guidance for purchasing and operating drones.  View Drone report highlights.

Retroactive Pay Adjustments: Employees Deserve Timely Pay Increases (August 2019)

Audit evaluating causes for retroactive pay adjustments and the adequacy of controls over these adjustments.  View Retroactive Pay Adjustments report highlights

Governance Assessment 2019 (August 2019)

Audit reviewing governance practices of city boards and commissions.  This audit is performed approximately every four years. View Governance Assessment report highlights.

Improvements in Water Meter Testing Needed (May 2019)

Audit examining whether Water Services appropriately tests and replaces water meters to ensure meter accuracy.  View Water Meter Testing report highlights .

FY 2019 Reports

GOkc Sidewalk Repair Program Could Be Improved (April 2019)

This audit focused on the Public Works Department's GoKc Sidewalk Repair Program's first year of operation and whether its practices and observable outcomes could be improved.  View GoKC Sidewalk Repair Program report highlights.

Parking Garage Investment Needs Planning, Coordination with Transportation Goals (March 2019)

This audit focused on whether the investment of public funds in parking garages supported the city's transportation strategies for greater downtown. This audit was initiated in response to audit suggestions submitted by members of the public. View Parking Garage report highlights.

Addressing IT Network Vulnerabilities (November 2018)

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the IT Division was addressing identified network vulnerabilities appropriately.  Because this report is a closed record under RsMo Section 610.021(21), we cannot provide any details about our findings or recommendations.

City Should Incorporate Previously Recommended Contract Selection Practices into Written Procedures (September 2018)

This audit focused on whether contract selection practices previously recommended by the City Auditor's Office had been incorporated into citywide, written policies and procedures.  View Contract Selection Practices report highlights.

Control Gaps Leave Water's Storeroom Inventory Vulnerable to errors, Loss, and Theft (August 2018)

This audit focused on the adequacy of the Water Services' controls over storeroom inventories and evaluated the department's processes for managing and controlling about $8 million in storeroom inventory assets. View Water Storeroom Inventory report highlights.

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