Government and People
he Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, while semi-independent, is really a creation of the DC City Council. The Auditor is nominated for a six-year term by the Chairman of the City Council and confirmed by the City Council. The Auditor is responsible for doing legislatively required audits of city department and agencies and for doing audits that are requested by members of the Council, but he can also initiate audits on his own or on the basis of information that he receives from the public. This is, therefore, one office that should be contacted by citizens who have information about waste, fraud, misspending, corruption, or abuse in government programs.
The Auditor has a web site on which all reports from Fiscal Year 1998 through the present are posted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, and free printed copies of audit reports are available from the office. A few selected audits, listed below, were made available on the DCWatch web site in HTML format prior to the creation of the Auditor’s own web site.
Audit reports that are available on-line are linked through their dates.
|05-11-11||Letter Report: Auditor’s Review of the Operations and Administration of the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization|
|06-03-05||Letter Report: Sole Source Agreements Issued by the Executive Office of the Mayor and Office of the City Administrator Failed to Comply with Procurement Law and Regulations|
|05-09-05||Testimony to the Committee on Government Operations on contracting procurement of consultants by the Executive Office of the Mayor|
|11-12-04||Letter Report, Responses to Specific Questions Regarding the District’s Proposed Baseball Stadium|
Audit Reports for 2003
|10-17-03||District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission’s Contracting, Procurement, and Spending Practices Characterized by Mismanagement, Noncompliance, and Inadequate Internal Controls|
|10-17-03||District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission’s Executive Leadership Failed to Implement an Effective Governance Structure to Ensure Sound Financial management Decisions, Management Accountability, and Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations|
|06-16-03||Mismanagement, Noncompliance, and Ineffective Internal Controls Exposed School System Funds to a Significant Risk of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse|
Audit Reports for 2001
|06-05-01||Poor Management Oversight and Financial Irregularities Plague the District’s Abandoned and Junk Vehicle Program|
Audit Reports for 2000
|12-18-00||Cost of Care for the Districts Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled Exceeded $300 Million over a Three-Year Period|
|09-15-00||Districts Privatization Initiative Flawed by Noncompliance and Poor Management|
|08-07-00||Review of Metropolitan Police Department Vehicles Purchased During Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997|
|06-01-00||Status of the Washington Convention Center Authoritys Implementation of D.C. Auditor Recommendations|
Audit Reports for 1999
|05-14-99||Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5A for the Period 10/01/95 through 09/30/98|
|05-07-99||Analysis of the Managed Competition Initiative as Presented in the FY 2000 Proposed Operations Budget and Financial Plan|
|04-22-99||Evaluation of the Department of Public Works Monitoring and Oversight of the Ticket Processing and Delinquent Ticket Debt Collection Contracts|
|01-27-99||Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A for the Period 10/01/94 through 09/30/98|
|01-13-99||Inefficiencies and Irregularities in the Districts Ticket Adjudication Process|
Audit Reports for 1998
|12-11-98||Statutory Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2C for the Period October 1, 1995, through December 31, 1997|
|12-09-98||Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8E for the Period 09/01/96 Through 07/31/98|
|09-28-98||Audit of the Financial Accounts and Operations of ANC 5B for Fiscal Years 1991 Through 1997|
|09-25-98||Statutory Audit of the Districts Depository Activities for Fiscal Year 1996 and 1997|
|09-23-98||Certification of the Fiscal Year 1998 General Fund Revenue Estimate in Support of the Issuance of District of Columbia General Obligation Bonds (Series 1998A) and General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Series 1998B) in the Aggregate Principal Amount of $657,770,000|
|08-07-98||Analysis of Projected Fiscal Year 1999 Dedicated Tax Revenue for the Washington Convention Center Authority|
|06-29-98||ANC 4D Funds Diverted to Deceased Husband of
Former ANC 4D Treasurer
This audit is part of a continuing initiative to review the financial status of each Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
|06-01-98||Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A for
Fiscal Years 1994 through 1997
This audit is part of a continuing initiative to review the financial status of each Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
|05-18-98||Review of the Financial and Administrative
Activities of the Boxing and Wrestling Commission for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
This is a statutorily required audit.
|04-30-98||Audit of the People's Counsel Agency Fund for
Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996
The Auditor is required by law to review revenue deposited by PEPCO, Washington Gas, and Bell Atlantic-DC into the Office of the Peoples Counsel Agency Fund and disbursements from that Fund.
|03-19-98||District's Department of Public Works
Improperly Collected and Retained Millions in Parking Ticket Overpayments
This is a follow-up review to determine the status of recommendations made in the report of July 12, 1995.
|03-02-98||Audit of the Public Service Commission's Agency
Fund for Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996
This is an annual review of the deposits by PEPCO, Washington Gas, and Bell Atlantic-DC into the Public Service Commission's Agency Fund, and of expenditures from that fund.
|01-29-98||Review of the Department of Employment Services'
Surplus Tax Surcharge Funds
This evaluation, pursuant to a request by Councilmember Kathy Patterson, found that the $5.4 million surplus that had been accumulated did not violate any laws or regulations regarding management of surplus funds.
Audit Reports for 1997
|11-25-97||Evaluation of the Accounts and Operations of the Office of
Tourism and Promotions for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
This evaluation was initiated as a result of Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis' inquiry about the financial relationship between OTP and the DC Committee to Promote Washington.
|10-09-97||Audit of ANC 6C Covering the Period October 1, 1993, through
December 31, 1996
This audit was conducted pursuant to legal requirements. It disclosed that undocumented and unauthorized checks were issued to the ANC's chairperson and treasurer, and these matters have been referred to appropriate investigative bodies for futher review.
|10-08-97||Audit of the District of Columbia Public Library's
Procurement and Financial Management Practices and the Library's Relationship with the
District of Columbia Public Library Foundation
This audit was requested by Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous, Chairman of the Committee on Education, Libraries, and Recreation.
|09-30-97||Audit of the District of Columbia's Crime Victims
Compensation Program for the Period October 1, 1993, through Februrary 28, 1997
This audit was conducted pursuant to DC Act 11-447, the "Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Act of 1996."
|09-18-97||District's Purchase of Presidential Inaugural Tickets
Pursuant to a request initiated by Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor examined the District of Columbia government's purchase of a block of 400 tickets at $150 per ticket for the 1997 DC Presidential Inaugural Ball. The District's total cost for a block of 400 tickets was $60,000.
|08-21-97||Review of ANC 6A's Activities Related to the Urban Risk
Initiative Project Grant Funds
The purpose of this review was to examine activities related to Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A.
|07-14-97||District of Columbia General Hospital's Sole Source Award to
Medical Services Group, Inc., Violated DC Laws and Regulations
The purpose of this audit was to review a $2,855,913.55 noncompetitive sole source contract awarded in June 1995 to Medical Services Group, Inc. (MSG) by DC General Hospital (DCGH). Under the contract, MSG was to provide obstetrics and gynecology services to DCGH patients. Medical Services Group, Inc., is a corporation owned and controlled by former medical officers employed by DCGH who retired under the District's Easy Out Retirement Incentive Program (EORIP). The EORIP precluded retirees from reemployment or contracting with the District government as sole source contractors or consultants for a period of five years in exchange for the payment of an incentive bonus not to exceed $24,000. This audit was conducted pursuant to Public Law 93-198 in response to a citizen's complaint.
|07-10-97||Certification of the Water and Sewer Authority's Fiscal Year
1997 Revenue Estimate in Support of a $25,000,000 Revolving Line of Credit
The objective of this analysis was to determine if the revenue estimate provided by the Authority and contained in the Certificate signed by the Authority could reasonable be expected to be achieved by September 30, 1997.
|07-10-97||Certification of the Fiscal Year 1997 Revised General Fund
Revenue Estimates in Support of the District of Columbia General Obligation Bonds (Series
The purpose of this review was to determine if the revenue estimate as presented in the official statement for the issuance of District of Columbia General Obligation Bonds (Series 1997A) could reasonably be achieved by September 30, 1997.
|07-03-97||Fiscal Year 1997 Annual Report on Advisory Neighborhood
This report represents the District of Columbia Auditor's Annual Report on Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC's) for fiscal year 1996. (October 1, 1995, to September 30, 1996). It represents a compilation of audited and unaudited financial activity for each Advisory Neighborhood Commission that submitted quarterly reports for fiscal year 1996. The financial information presented in this report was compiled from quarterly reports submitted to this office by each ANC. Therefore, no financial activity is presented in this report for those Commissions who did not submit quarterly reports for fiscal year 1996.
|06-24-97||Washington Convention Center Authority Accounts and
Operations for Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996
This report sets forth the results of the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor's examination of the accounts and operations of the WCCA for fiscal years 1995, 1996, and a limited review of fiscal year 1997. The objectives of this audit were to examine the accounts and operations of the WCCA for fiscal years 1995 and 1996; determine whether projected tax revenues are sufficient to meet the projected expenditures and reserve requirements of the WCCA for fiscal year 1998; and determine whether internal controls over the WCCA accounts and operations were adequate.
|05-08-97||Audit of Certain Expenditures and Events in the Office of the
Mayor for the Period October 1, 1995, through January 31, 1997
The objectives of this audit were to assist the Office of the Mayor in determining whether certain property or funds of the District government were used by employees for their personal interest or benefit, in violation of District government laws, regulations, and policies; and to determine whether internal controls over expenditures for courier services in the Office of the Mayor are adequate to provide reasonable assurance that the assets of the District are safeguarded.
|04-18-97||Audit of the District's Crime Victims Compensation Program
This report responds to issues raised by Mr. Ulysses B. Hammond, Executive Director of the District of Columbia Court System. In addition to responding to those concerns, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor provided additional information that may be useful to the Court as it assumes responsibility for the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
|04-11-97||University of the District of Columbia Report of Revenues and
Expenditures for the Graduate Program for Academic Years 94-95 and 95-96
At the request of the late Council Chairman David A. Clarke, an audit was conducted of the University of the District of Columbia's (UDC) graduate programs for fiscal years 1995 and 1996 (academic years 1994-95 and 1995-96) to determine the costs to the University of operating its graduate programs and the amount of revenues generated by or are associated with operating the programs, and if the University's system of accounting for transactions and events of the graduate programs is conducive to determining graduate program costs and revenues separate from the University's undergraduate and other programs.
|03-24-97||Audit of ANC 1B Covering the Period October 1, 1993, through
December 31, 1996
Numerous deficiencies in ANC 1B's internal financial controls that attributed to the diversion of ANC 1B funds to its Chairperson. Some of the activities identified by the Auditor warrant further review by appropriate investigative bodies.
|02-20-97||Review and Analysis of the Fiscal Year 1997 Budget for the
Office of Banking and Financial Institutions
The purpose of this review was to analyze the Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 budget for the Office of Banking and Financial Institutions (OBFI). The objective was to determine if the FY 1997 budget for OBFI provided adequate resources to enable the Office to effectively conduct its statutory mandates.
|11-15-96||Analysis of Personnel and Payroll Records of Certain
Employees of the District of Columbia General Hospital
This report represents the results of the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor's analysis of personnel and payroll records of certain employees of the District of Columbia General Hospital as requested by the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (DCFRMAA). The review included 118, or 100% of employees receiving a check on May 10, 1996, that were excepted under Peat Marwick's clearance criteria. Also selected was a random statistical sample of 80 employees who used the electronic fund transfer method of receiving their salary payments and were excepted by Peat Marwick primarily for failure to pick up the employee earnings statement or to show acceptable identification at the time the statement was collected by the employee.
|10-29-96||Interim Status Report: Office of the District of Columbia
Auditor's Follow-up to KMPG Peat Marwick's Payroll Payout Procedures for Group 6 Employees
of the District of Columbia Public Schools
This interim status report provides our findings to date based upon our follow-up work to KPMG Peat Marwick's payroll pay-out report for Pay Group 6 employees of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
|10-11-96||Letter Report to the Council Chairman -- Certification of the
Fiscal Year 1997 Revenue Estimates in Support of the District of Columbia General
Obligation Bonds (Series 1996A)
Pursuant to Public Law 93-198, Section 603(b)(1), the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor analyzed fiscal year 1997 General Fund revenue estimates as provided by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Consistent with our statutory requirement, the Office of the District of Columbia auditor certified to the reasonableness of the fiscal year 1997 revenue estimates provided by the Mayor in support of the issuance of District of Columbia General obligation Bonds (Series 1996A).
|10-03-96||Excepted Service Employee Failed to Comply with the
District's Residency Requirement
The purpose of this review was to determine whether an Excepted Service employee of the Department of Public Works complied with the District of Columbia government's residency requirement which is applicable to Excepted Service employees.
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|09-25-97||To the Committee on Government Operations: "District of Columbia Whistleblower Reinforcement Act of 1997" Bill 12-191|
|09-23-97||To the Committee on Finance and Revenue|
|09-18-97||To the Committee on Human Services|
|07-08-97||To the Committee on Government Operations: "Advisory Neighborhood Council Act of 1975 Financial Reporting and Allotments Amendment Act of 1997," "Advisory Neighborhood Councils Act of 1975 Quorum Definition Amendment Act of 1997"|
|04-08-97||To the Committee of the Whole|
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