Everyone should periodically assess the processes and tools used to accomplish their goals and objectives. In conducting our own assessment, we found that our process could be more efficient if we only had an Audit Management System. Choosing the right … Continue reading A New Audit Management System
This past month, the audit team released several reports and memorandums concerning department programs, consultants, and grantees. All our audit products are readily available on our office Internet site, unless the product is identified as containing information that is confidential … Continue reading Audit Products for July 2018
In the Office of Inspector General (OIG), our work is largely based on an Annual Risk Assessment identifying areas of audit or review in the department. However, we are sometimes called upon to conduct special reviews or consulting services per … Continue reading Value of OIG Consulting Services
Our customer survey results are very important to us. We use the responses from our customers to obtain insight into our performance regarding timeliness, sufficiency and value-added as part of our performance measures and include them in our Smart Goals. … Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!
At the conclusion of our audits and investigations, we send a short survey to department management to assist us in determining whether or not we have met the needs of our customers. We use the responses regarding timeliness, sufficiency and … Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!
Recently, the Contract Audit section issued an audit report evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls in place at the State Aluminum Structures Shop (SASS) in Oviedo, FL. The SASS is part of the Structures Operations division within the Office of Maintenance (OOM) and serves dual purposes for the department. The SASS’s primary purpose is to store, repair, and deploy temporary bridging for emergency and bridge construction detour operations. The SASS is a vital unit of the department, dedicated to providing maintenance, construction, and fabrication support during times of declared emergency, such as the recent Hurricane Irma, which affected much of … Continue reading Inventory Controls at the State Aluminum Structures Shop
In February 2017, State Senator Jeff Brandes requested the Florida Department of Transportation (department), Office of Inspector General (OIG), review the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) Procurement Policy and compare it to the State of Florida procurement requirements. This request was initiated when SFRTA awarded a contract (Agreement 16-010) in excess of $511 million to Herzog Transit Services, Inc. Senator Brandes also requested that the OIG determine if SFRTA followed its Procurement Policy in awarding Agreement 16-010 to Herzog Transit Services, Inc. In preparation for the 2016 Request for Proposal (RFP), SFRTA elected to bundle four contracts for services … Continue reading Review of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.
At the conclusion of our audits and investigations, we send a short survey to department management to assist us in determining whether or not we have met the needs of our customers. We use the responses regarding timeliness, sufficiency and value-added as part of our performance measures and have now included them in our Smart Goals. While we appreciate all responses, as they can only help us to better understand our customers and their needs, we are particularly proud when surveys are returned with responses being “Strongly Agree.” Two audit projects, Information Technology Resource Expenditures Audit (Dennis Mottesheard) and the … Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!
The OIG Intermodal Audit Section is responsible for auditing grant agreements and projects related to airports, seaports, rail, transit, and transportation authorities. During the past few months, we have audited three Special Districts. According to Chapter 189, Florida Statutes (F.S.), a … Continue reading Special Districts