Audits and Other Reports to Council

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FISCAL YEAR 2015  (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015)

Injury Prevention: Better Investigations and Data Use will Help the Berkeley Police Department and the City (10/28/14)  Council Report (pdf)

Written Guidance and Improved Monitoring can Help Prevent Unnecessary Overtime at the Animal Shelter and Help Manage Citywide Comp Time (10/28/14)

 Council Report (pdf)

 

Fiscal Year 2015 Audit Plan (9/9/14) Council Report (pdf) 
City Auditor's Office 2013-14 Report (9/9/14) Council Report (pdf)
Tough Budget Decisions Four Years Later:  Building Analytical Capacity for Wiser Decision Making (7/8/2014)    Council Report (pdf) 
Amendment to Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Plan (7/8/2014)   Council Report (pdf) 
Underfunded Mandate:  Resources, Strategic Plan, and Communication Needed to Continue Progress Toward the Year 2020 Zero Waste Goal (7/1/2014)  Council Report (pdf)

FISCAL YEAR 2014  (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014)  

Update on Outstanding Audits (6/3/2014)    Council Report (pdf)   
 Amendment to Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Plan  (4/29/2014)  Council Report (pdf)   
Berkeley Based Budgeting: Report from Goldman School of Public Policy Students (4/1/2014)    Council Report (pdf) 
$52,000 Theft: More Can Be Expected Without Citywide Changes in Culture and Procedures  (4/1/2014)  Council Report (pdf)
Construction Permits: Monitor Performance and Fee Assessments to Ensure Excellent and Equitable Customer Service  (3/25/2014)  Council Report (pdf) 
 Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2014  (7/16/2013)   Council Report (pdf) 

FISCAL YEAR 2013  (7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013) 

Shelter Plus Care:  Fully Compliant but Vulnerable to Staffing Cuts  (4/30/2013)   Council Report (pdf)
 Follow-up Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations  (3/19/2013)  Council Report (pdf) 
 City Auditor's Budget Report  (2/19/2013)  Council Report (pdf)  

 2012 Peer Review: Audit of the City of Berkeley Auditor's Office  (2/19/2013)

  Council Report (pdf)
 City Auditor's Annual Report Discussion  (10/30/2012)

 Council and Annual Report (pdf)

 Presentation (pdf)   

 City Auditor's Annual Report Fiscal Year 2012  (10/2/2012)  Council and Annual Report (pdf)
 Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2013  (7/17/2012)  Council Report (pdf)

FISCAL YEAR 2012  (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012)

Investing in Sustainability:  Streets Audit Follow-up and Stormwater  (6/26/2012)  Council Report (pdf) 
Audit Action:  Reduce Fraud, Enhance Service Delivery and Revenue  (6/26/2012)  Council Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Program Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2011  (6/26/2012) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

Business License Taxes:  Providing Better Guidance and Customer Service Will Increase Revenues  (5/29/2012)

Council and Audit Report (pdf)

City Auditor's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011  (12/13/2011)

Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

Failing Streets: Time to Change Direction to Achieve Sustainability  (11/15/2011)

Summary 

Council and Audit Report (pdf)

Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2012  (7/12/2011)

Council Report (pdf) 

FISCAL YEAR 2011  (7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011)

State Audit Legislation  (6/28/2011)

Council Report and Audit Senate Bills (pdf)

City Auditor's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010  (5/31/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Audit of Citywide Payment-Card Acceptance: Is Cardholder Information Safe?  (5/31/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
City Fuel Operations Need Improvement  (4/26/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Amendment to Fiscal Year 2011 Audit Plan  (4/26/2011) Council Report (pdf)
Police Property and Evidence Room: Further Improvements  (3/29/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Business License Tax Audit Program Report Fiscal Year 2010 (1/18/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Property and Evidence Room POST Study: Follow-up Audit  (1/18/2011) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Employee Benefits: Tough Decisions Ahead   (11/16/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf)  
Equipment Replacement Fund - Sustainability and Transparency   (10/26/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Lack of Support for Payroll Adjusting Journal Entries: Grant Revenue at Risk?  (10/26/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Efficiency and Transparency of Contract Fiscal Management Needs Improvement   (7/13/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

  FISCAL YEAR 2010  (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010)                             back to top

Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2011  (6/29/2010) Council Report (pdf) 

Recovery Act Readiness: Housing is Prepared to Meet Funding Requirements  (4/20/2010)

Council and Audit Report (pdf)  
City Auditor's Proposed Budget Cuts FY2011  (3/9/2010) Council Report (pdf) 
Over $38,000 in Duplicate and Over Payments Recovered  (2/9/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Public Works Contract Monitoring:  Risk of Overpayments / Lack of Inventory Controls  (2/9/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Program Audit Report Fiscal Year 2009  (2/9/2010) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
City Auditor's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2009  (1/26/2010)  Council and Annual Report (pdf) 
Fiscal Responsibility and Outstanding Audits: Policies, Problems, and Solutions   (1/26/2010) Council and Attachment (pdf) 
2009 Peer Review:  Audit of the City of Berkeley Auditor's Office  (1/26/2010) Council and Attachment (pdf) 
Mental Health Adult Clinic Surprise Cash Count: Client Funds Could      Be Lost, Stolen, or Misused  (12/15/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Improved Workflow Systems Will Help Ensure Property Taxes are Adjusted for New Construction  (12/15/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Utilization of Public Works Sewer Staff Can Be Improved  (10/13/2009)

Council and Audit Report (pdf)  

Investing in Long Term Cost Savings:  Workers' Compensation and Wellness  (10/13/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

 FISCAL YEAR 2009  (7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009)                                  back to top

Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2010  (6/23/2009) Council Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Program Audit Report Fiscal Year 2008  (6/2/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Leases Audit:  Conflicting Directives Hinder Contract Oversight  (6/2/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Workers' Compensation Costs Can Be Reduced by Improved In-House Processing and Adherence to Contract Terms  (6/2/2009) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Budget Transparency, Internal Controls, and Delayed Action on Audits  (3/24/2009)

Council and Attachment (pdf) 

Presentation (ppt.)  

Amendment to Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Plan  (3/24/2009) Council Report (pdf) 
City Auditor's Budget Discussion (2/10/2009)  Council Report (pdf) Presentation (ppt.) 
City Auditor's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008  (12/8/2008)  Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Transfer Station Receipts:  Additional Improvements Needed  (11/18/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Police Overtime and Lost Time:  Cost and Risk Can Be Reduced  (11/18/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

 FISCAL YEAR 2008  (7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008)                                             back to top            

Response Times To Calls for Emergency Medical Services Could Be Improved  (6/24/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2009  (6/24/2008) Council Report only (pdf) 
Revenue at Risk?  Medi-Cal Mental Health Interim Audit - Scope Limitation / Lack of Contract with County / Insufficient Monitoring of Remittances  (4/22/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
126 Opportunities to Increase Revenues, Control Costs, and Decrease Risk:  What Happens to an Audit Recommendation Deferred?  (3/25/2008) Council Report only (pdf) 
City Auditor’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2007  (2/26/2008) Council Report only (pdf) 
Business License Tax Program Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2007  (2/26/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Taxi Scrip Cash Count Audit  (1/15/2008) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

Permit Service Center Surprise Cash Count Audit: Need to Address Long Standing Security and Accountability Concerns  (11/6/2007) 

  Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Controlled Substances in the Fire Department:  Control Activities and Monitoring Should Be Strengthened  (10/9/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Nature Center Surprise Cash Count Audit: Controls Over Cash Receipts Need Improvement (11/6/2007)  Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Animal Shelter Surprise Cash Count:  Controls Need  Improvement  (10/9/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Invisible Problems: Weak Internal Controls May Require Disclosure by City Manager and Council Action  (10/9/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Marina Surprise Cash Count - Controls Over Cash Receipts Need Improvement  (10/9/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Controls and Accountability for Police Asset Forfeiture Deposit Accounts Need Improvement  (9/11/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)

FISCAL YEAR 2007  (7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007)                               back to top

Outstanding Audit Recommendations (as of May 31, 2007)  (6/26/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Fiscal Year 2008 Audit Plan  (6/26/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Emergency Medical Personal Protective Equipment Review  (6/26/2007) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Fire Department Ambulance Billing Audit  (6/12/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Amendment to Fiscal Year 2007 Audit Plan  (6/12/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Fire Department Audit - Lost Time and Overtime  (5/22/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Outstanding Audit Recommendations  (3/13/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Follow-up Audit of Public Works Construction Contracts  (2/27/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)

City Auditor's Annual Report for FY2006 (2/13/2007)

Council Report only (pdf)
Peer Review of City of Berkeley Auditor's Office  (2/13/2007) Council Report only (pdf)
Business License Tax Program Audit Report FY2006  (2/13/2007) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 2.24 Regarding the City Auditor's Duties and Authority  (10/24/2006) Council Report only (pdf)

 FISCAL YEAR 2006  (7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006)                                back to top

Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2007 (6/20/2006) Council Report only (pdf)
Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program Audit  (5/23/2006) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Association For Sports Field Users Audit  (5/23/2006) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Follow-up Cash Receipts / Cash Handling Audit  (5/16/2006) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Delayed Implementation of Audit Recommendations  (5/16/2006) Council Report only (pdf)
Business License Tax Audit Report FY2005  (4/2520/06) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Amendments to the Berkeley Municipal Code Regarding the Auditor's Office  (3/7/2006) Council and Amendments (pdf)
Limited Tuolumne Camp Staff Review  (3/7/2006) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  
City Auditor's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2005  (12/13/2005) Council Report only (pdf)
Delayed Implementation of Audit Recommendations  (12/13/2005) Council Report only (pdf)
Amendment to Fiscal Year 2006 Audit Plan  (11/15/2005) Council Report only (pdf)
"Right to Audit" Clause in City Contracts  (7/19/2005) Council Report (pdf)   Resolution No. 63,019-N.S.  

 FISCAL YEAR 2005  (7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005)                                 back to top

Audit Coordination and Reports  (6/28/2005) Council Report (pdf)   Resolution No. 62,972-N.S. 
Fiscal Year 2006 Audit Plan  (6/28/2005) Council Report only (pdf)
Purchase Order Audit - Select Public Works Divisions at the Corporation Yard  (3/15/2005) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  
Parcel Based Special Taxes, Fees, and Assessments Audit (3/15/2005) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Parking Enforcement Operations Audit (2/22/2005) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  
City Auditor's Annual Report for FY2004  (11/9/2004) Council Report only (pdf)
Business License Tax Audit Report FY2004  (10/20/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Impact of Medi-Cal Provider Rate Reduction on Medi-Cal Reimbursements (10/5/2004) Council Report only (pdf)  
Berkeley Public Library Audit - Berkeley Measure L Argument (8/21/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  

 FISCAL YEAR 2004  (7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004)                           back to top

Fiscal Year 2005 Audit Plan  (6/22/2004) Council Report only (pdf)
Berkeley Public Library Purchasing and Accounts Payable Audit  (6/8/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Citywide Contract Compliance Audit Report   (5/18/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
FUND$ Change Management Audit   (5/4/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Audit Report FY2003   (4/27/2004) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  
Amendment to fiscal year 2004 Audit Plan   (2/17/2004) Council Report only (pdf)
Accounts Payable Audit   (12/16/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Internal Control Risks Associated with Budget Cuts and Freezes   (12/9/2003) Council Report only (pdf)
Information Systems General Controls Audit   (9/16/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Transfer Station Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit  (7/8/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 

 FISCAL YEAR 2003  (7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003)                               back to top

City Auditor's Budget Discussion and FY2004 Audit Plan   (6/10/2003) Council Report (pdf)

FY2004 Audit Plan - Attachment I (pdf)

 Citywide Budget Considerations - Attachment II (pdf) 

Business License Tax Audit (First 3 quarters of FY2003)  (5/13/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)  
Business License Tax Audit Annual Report Fiscal Year 2002   (5/13/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Fleet Vehicle Management Audit   (5/13/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Customer Service - Cash Receipts /Cash Handling Audit   (4/8/2003) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Audit Annual Report Fiscal Year 2001  (9/17/2002) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Parks Recreation & Waterfront Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit  (9/17/2002) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Treasury Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit  (9/17/2002) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 

 FISCAL YEAR 2002  (7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002)                          back to top

Work Plan Fiscal Year 2003  (6/25/2002) Council Report only (pdf)
Police Staffing Audit  (4/30/2002)  Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Citywide Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Survey  (2/19/2002)  Council Report (pdf)    Survey Report (pdf) 
Departmental Budget Monitoring Audit Follow-up Review  (10/31/2001) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Police Department Special Enforcement Unit Cash Fund Audit   (9/25/2001) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 

  FISCAL YEAR 2001  (7/1/2000 - 6/30/2001)                                 back to top

Work Plan Fiscal Year 2002   (6/26/2001) Council Report only (pdf)
Audit Reports Fiscal Year 2001 - Third Quarter  (4/17/2001) Council Report only (pdf)
Civic Center Building Grant Audit  (5/22/2001) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Business License Tax Report FY 2000  (4/24/2001) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Assessment of Job Training /Job Placement Programs and Community Agency Contracts (3/20/2001) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Survey of City Monitoring of Community Agency Contracts (7/25/2000) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 

 FISCAL YEAR 2000  (7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000)                                   back to top

Work Plan Fiscal Year 2001  (6/27/2000) Council Report (pdf) 
Public Works Construction Audit  (6/20/2000) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Follow Up On Past Audit Recommendations  (6/27/2000) Council Report only (pdf)
Safety Members Pension Fund Audit  FY 1999  (4/11/2000)

Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report is available upon request by email: auditor@ci.berkeley.ci.ca.us or call (510) 981-6750 

Ongoing Business License Tax Audit FY 1999  (4/11/2000) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Budget Monitoring Audit  (11/23/1999)  Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf) 
Black Repertory Theater Group  (9/14/1999) Council Report (pdf)   Audit Report (pdf)   

 FISCAL YEAR 1999  (7/1/1998 - 6/30/1999)                                back to top

Workplan Fiscal Year 2000  (6/22/1999) Council Report only ( pdf)
Citywide Payroll Audit  (5/18/1999) Council and Audit Report (pdf)
Health and Human Services Grant Billing Audit  (9/15/1998) Council Report (pdf)    Audit Report (pdf)   
Public Works Grants Audit  (1/6/1998) Council Report (pdf)    Audit Report (pdf) 

FISCAL YEARS 1998 and Prior                                                   back to top

Review of the Manual Check Process  (10/7/1997) Council Report (pdf) 
Clean Storm Water Assessment Audit  (10/1995) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 
Implementation of Landscape and Park Maintenance Assessment Fund Review  (11/1994) Council and Audit Report (pdf) 

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