The Audit Section provides independent appraisals of the performance of Department programs and processes, including the appraisal of management's performance in meeting the Department's information needs while safeguarding its resources. Ensures costs proposed and charged to the Department through contracts and agreements with external entities are accurate, reasonable and comply with applicable federal and state procurement regulations. The Audit Section follows the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., or, where appropriate, in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
The Audit Section is comprised of the following units:
Contract Audit Unit
Intermodal Audit Unit
Performance and Information Technology Audit Unit
So, if you have been notified there is to be an audit in your section the following information will help you to understand the audit process.
EXTERNAL AUDIT SECTION
Section 20.055(2)(g), Florida Statutes, describes the inspector general’s role in external audits to “Ensure effective coordination and cooperation between the Auditor General, federal auditors, and other governmental bodies with a view toward avoiding duplication.”
Section 20.055(6)(h), Florida Statutes, requires “The inspector general shall monitor the implementation of the state agency’s response to any report on the state agency issued by the Auditor General or by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability."
The focus of the Investigations Section is to pursue any attempt by Department employees, contractors, vendors or the public to gain benefit to which they are not entitled. Investigations, along with Fraud and Misconduct Awareness Briefings are the primary methods used to accomplish this objective. In addition, active tracking of complaints referred to senior management for inquiry complements this effort. The Investigations Section follows the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General established by the Association of Inspectors General. The Investigations Section is a member of the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation and complies with established accreditation standards.
So, if you have been notified you are either the subject, witness or manager of a matter being investigated, the following information will help you to understand the investigative process.
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT SECTION
The Quality Assurance and Operations Support section provides quality assurance and operations support to the Office of Inspector General. This section is responsible for the annual risk assessment, work plan development, and development and publication of the annual report. The section also handles the office's day-to-day operations to include budget, human resources, training, procurement, and media production.