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Office of the City Auditor

Reports

The Office of the City Auditor conducts performance audits of City departments, offices, and agencies in accordance with government auditing standards. Some audit reports recommend ways to reduce costs or increase revenues, while other reports identify opportunities to increase effectiveness, use resources more efficiently, or improve internal controls. The Office of the City Auditor also performs fraud investigations using procedures recommended by the Association of Fraud Examiners. Our investigations of Fraud Hotline complaints have identified waste and abuse of City resources and provide recommendations to correct and further prevent such occurrences.

Audit Reports

2024

Re-Review of the 2013 Audit of the City's Pothole Repair Operations


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commission's Property Acquisition Process


Performance Audit of SDPD Overtime


Performance Audit of the City's Street Maintenance Program


2023

Performance Audit of the Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2022


Agreed-Upon Procedures Report Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2023


Re-Review of the 2016 Audit of the City’s Programs Responsible for Improving Pedestrian Safety


Performance Audit of the City's Classified Employee Hiring Process


Performance Audit of the City's Brush Management on City-Owned Land


Performance Audit of the City’s Capital Improvement Project Approval Process


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commissions Homelessness Services Contract Management


2022

Performance Audit of the Citys Towing Program


Performance Audit of the Citys Get It Done Application and Service Requests Management


Agreed-Upon Procedures Report Related on Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2022


Performance Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2021


Performance Audit of SDPDs Use and Management of Body Cameras


Performance Audit of the Development Services Departments Code Enforcement Division


Performance Audit of Workplace Safety and Workers Compensation


Performance Audit of the Citys Lease Management and Renewal Process


Performance Audit of the Citys Financial Condition


2021

Performance Audit of Equity in Recreation Programming


Performance Audit of the Citys General Fund User Fees


Agreed-Upon Procedures Report Related on Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2021


Performance Audit of the Citys Major Building Acquisition Process


Performance Audit of The Citys Use of Cares Act Funding


Performance Audit of IT Service Delivery Effectiveness


Performance Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2020


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Department's Industrial Wastewater Control Program - Part II


Performance Audit of the City's Climate Action Plan


2020

IT Performance Audit of Legacy Applications


Performance Audit of Strategic Human Capital Management II: Employee Performance Management


Performance Audit of the Purchasing and Contracting Department's Small Local Business Enterprise Program


Performance Audit of San Diego Police Departments Data Analysis


Performance Audit of the Transportation and Stormwater Departments Street Sweeping Section


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2020


Follow-Up Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Departments Industrial Wastewater Control Program


Performance Audit of the Citys Public Liability Management


IT Performance Audit of Citywide Data Classification and Sensitive Data Encryption


Performance Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2019


Performance Audit of the City's Strategic Human Capital Management


Performance Audit of the Citys Efforts to Address Homelessness


Performance Audit of Development Services Department Administration of Deposit Accounts for Development Projects


2019

Performance Audit of the Citys Financial Condition


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2019


Performance Audit of Public Utilities Department's Advanced Metering Infrastructure Implementation


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Department Customer Support Division Customer Service Office (Call Center)


Performance Audit of the Citys Right-of-Way Tree Trimming Maintenance Program


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2018


Performance Audit of the Citys Administration of Joint Use Agreements with San Diego Unified School District


Performance Audit of the Citys Curb Painting Process


2018

Performance Audit of Community Planning Groups


Performance Audit of the Citys Annual Employee Compensation Reports


Performance Audit of Development Services Accela Permitting System Implementation


Performance Audit of the Fleet Operations Vehicle Acquisition Process


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2018


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Departments Water Meter Cover Replacement Program


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2017


Performance Audit of The Public Utilities Departments Water Billing Operations


Performance Audit of the Real Estate Assets Departments Portfolio Management Practices


Citywide Human Capital Fact Book


Performance Audit of the Citys Financial Condition


Performance Audit of the Storm Water Division


Performance Audit of Development Impact Fees


Performance Audit of the Economic Development Department's Business and Industry Incentives Program


2017

Performance Audit of the City's Grant Management


Performance Audit of the Communications Departments Charges for Services to Enterprise Funds


Performance Audit of the Park and Recreation Departments Maintenance Operations


Performance Audit of the Economic Development Department's Business Cooperation Program


Performance Audit of the La Jolla Childrens Pool Lifeguard Station


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2017


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2016


Performance Audit of the Citys Quality Management of Street Repaving Projects


Performance Audit of The City's Management of Its Advisory Boards


Performance Audit of the Special Event Permit Application Process


Performance Audit of City Gas and Electric Utility Billing


Performance IT Audit of the City of San Diegos SAP Privileged User Access Management Process


Performance Audit of The San Diego Convention Center


2016

Performance Audit of the Affordable / In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program


Performance Audit of Street Light Repair


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory - Fiscal Year 2016


Performance Audit of The Citys Programs Responsible For Improving Pedestrian Safety


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commission


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commission Affordable Housing Fund


Audit of Accounts of Public Officials Terminating Office in Fiscal Year 2016


Audit of the Citys Implementation of San Diego County Grand Jury Recommendations Related to Property and Evidence Management


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2015


Performance Audit of the San Diego Public Library System


Audit of Selected Contracts


Audit of the City Treasurer's Business and Rental Tax Online Payment Collection Systems


Performance Audit of the City's Street Preservation Ordinance


Performance Audit of the City's Overhead Rate Calculation Process


2015

Audit Memo Regarding San Diego Public Library Internal Control Issues


Performance Audit of the Code Enforcement Division


Performance Audit of the City's Business Improvement District Program


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory


Audit of Accounts of Public Officials Terminating Office in Fiscal Year 2015


Performance Audit of the City's Financial Condition


Performance Audit of Citywide Other/Special Funds


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2014


Performance Audit of the Fire-Rescue Department, Lifeguard Services Division


Performance Audit of the Real Estate Assets Department, Airports Division


Performance Audit of Citywide Contract Oversight


Performance Audit of the Citys Public Right-of-Way Maintenance Activities


Performance Audit of the Park and Recreation Departments Golf Division


Interim Memorandum on the Performance Audit of Citywide Contract Oversight


Performance Audit of the Utilities Undergrounding Program


2014

Performance Audit of the Community Parking District Program


Performance Audit of Balboa Park Celebration, Inc.


Audit of Accounts of Public Officials Terminating Office in Fiscal Year 2014


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory


Performance Audit of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's Overtime Costs


Performance Audit of the San Diego Convention Centers HR Systems


Performance Audit of the Citys Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs


Performance Audit of the Office of Homeland Security


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2013


Performance Audit of the San Diego Convention Centers Financial Systems


Performance Audit of Public Utilities Department's Reserves


Performance Audit of the Real Estate Assets Department - Residential Property Leases


Performance Audit of Community Facilities Districts


Performance Audit of the Graffiti Control Program


Performance Audit of Employee Add-on Pays


2013

Performance Audit of IT Web Services


Performance Audit of the Personnel Department


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Departments Customer Support Division


Audit of Accounts of Public Officials Terminating Office in Fiscal Year 2013


Agreed-Upon Procedures Related to the Central Stores Physical Inventory


Performance Audit of Police Patrol Operations


Performance Audit of Publishing Services


Audit of Mission Bay and San Diego Regional Parks Improvement Funds, Fiscal Year 2012


Performance Audit of the Transportation and Storm Water Departments Utilities Undergrounding Program


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Departments Industrial Wastewater Control Program


Performance Audit of the Park and Recreation Departments Playground Maintenance Program


Performance Audit of the Zoological Exhibits Fund


Performance Audit of the Streets Divisions Pothole Repair Operations


2012

Performance Audit of the Citys Overtime Controls


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Departments Valve Maintenance Program


Performance Audit of the Real Estate Assets Department


Performance Audit of the General Services Department - Facilities Maintenance Division


Performance Audit of the Public Utilities Department's Chemical Purchases


Performance Audit of the Economic Development Program


Performance Audit of the Procurement Card Program


Performance Audit of the San Diego Convention Centers Information Technology Infrastructure


Central Stores Agreed-Upon Procedures Inventory Count Fiscal Year 2012


Performance Audit of the Development Services Departments Project Tracking System


Performance Audit of the Mission Bay Improvement Fund


Performance Audit of Facilities' Purchases Under the MRO Agreements


Performance Audit of the Mission Bay Improvement Fund


Performance Audit of the Purchasing and Contracting Department


Performance Audit of the Fire-Rescue Department's Emergency Medical Dispatch Process


Close Out Audit of William Anderson, Former City Planning and Community Investment Director


2011

Performance Audit of the San Diego Police Department's Permits and Licensing Unit


Performance Audit of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System


Performance Audit of Public Utilities Capital Improvement Program


Performance Audit of the Take-Home Use of City Vehicles


Central Stores Agreed-Upon Procedures Inventory Count - FY2011


Performance Audit of the Animal Services Agreement Between the City of San Diego and the County of San Diego


Close Out Audit of Naresh Lachmandas, Former Department of Information Technology Director


Close Out Audit of David Jarrell, Former Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Public Works


Performance Audit of the Parking Administration Program


Close Out Audit of Donna Frye, Former Council Member - District 6


Performance Audit of Fire-Rescue's Emergency Medical Services


Evaluation of Bid-to-Goal Gainsharing Goals


Close Out Audit of Patti Boekamp, Former Engineering and Capital Projects Director


Follow-up Audit of the Development Services Department's Collection of Water and Sewer Fees


Audit of the Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation


Close Out Audit of James M. Barrett, Former Public Utilities Director


2010

Managed Competition Tool Memo


Performance Audit of Street Maintenance


Performance Audit of City Treasurer's Delinquent Accounts Program


Performance Audit of the Fire Prevention Activities Within the City of San Diego


Performance Audit of Risk Management's Public Liability and Loss Recovery Division


Close Out Audit of Nader Tirandazi, Former Financial Management Director


Central Stores Agreed-Upon Procedures Inventory Count - FY2010


Performance Audit of the Development Services Department's Collection of Water and Sewer Fees


Performance Audit of the Subcontractor Outreach Program


Performance Audit of the Purchasing and Contracting Department


Citywide Revenue Audit


Close Out Audit of David Wescoe, Former Retirement Administrator


Close Out Audit of Anna Danegger, Former Business Office Director


Performance Audit of the Bid to Goal Program


Close Out Audit of Theresa (Tracy) Jarman, Former Fire Chief


2009

Performance Audit of the City Treasurer's Investments Division


City Charter Requirements for Unclaimed Funds


Performance Audit of the City Treasurer's Delinquent Accounts Program - Development Services Department Deposit Accounts


San Diego Data Processing Corporation Follow-up Audit


Performance Audit of the City's Street Maintenance Functions


Office of the City Attorney Proposition 64 Funds Audit


Central Stores Agreed-Upon Procedures Inventory Count - FY2009


Review of the Hiring Process of the Director of Purchasing and Contracting


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commission - Part II


Performance Audit of the San Diego Housing Commission - Part I


Audit of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation


Metropolitan Wastewater Department Contract Compliance Audit


Agreed-Upon Procedures Review of the Water Department's Increase in City of San Diego Water Rates


June 2009 Close Out Audit of Wendi Brick, Elmer Heap, Jillanne (Jill) Olen, JoAnne SawyerKnoll


ERP Implementation Audit Report, Through Cycle 1 of Integration Testing


Park and Recreation Pool Audit


The City of San Diego Faces Unique Operational and Administrative Challenges in Managing Qualcomm Stadium


Audit of San Diego Data Processing Corporation's Compensation and Budgeting Practices


April 2009 Council Member Close Out Audit


Michael Aguirre, City Attorney


Gregory Levin, Comptroller


Agreed-Upon Procedures Review of the City of San Diego Water Department's Proposed Water Allocation Over-Use Penalty Rate


Audit of the Central Stores Inventory


2008

Agreed-Upon Procedures Review of the Water Department's Proposed Rate Increase for the Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) Demonstration Project, and the Combined Proposed IPR Rate Increase in Conjunction with the Previously Reviewed SDCWA Pass Through Rate Incr


Audit of the 2007 Wildfire Debris Removal Project


Audit of the San Diego Public Library Fee Collection Process


Anna Tatar (Martinez), Library Director


Mark E. Foreman, Family Justice Center Director


Southeastern Economic Development Corporation Performance Audit of Operations


Audit of Internal Control Remediation Related to the San Diego City Employees Retirement System


Agreed-Upon Procedures Review of the Increase in San Diego Water Rates Pursuant to the San Diego County Water Authority Water Rate Increases