City of Oakland Audits
Performance Audits address whether the City is effectively and efficiently spending
taxpayer dollars, complying with relevant rules and regulations, and whether programs are getting the results that were promised.
Operational Review Series
The Operational Review Series provides a limited assessment of business practices, compliance with relevant laws and regulations, organizational policies and procedures, operational efficiency and effectiveness, and management control systems.
High Impact Report Series
The High Impact Report Series assesses current issues in City Hall through a limited review process in areas of risk identified within a City department, program or service.
Fraud Waste and Abuse Reports (FW&A)
Fraud Waste + Abuse reports provide periodic updates on the program's achievements and investigations, including the number of reports and highlighted resolutions of reported allegations.
Annual Report Card
The Annual Report Card shows, at a glance, how the Office of the City Auditor has employed our resources in support of good government and how the Administration had embraced our recommendations for improvement.
Ethical Climate Survey
The Ethical Climate Survey, designed by the Institute for Local Government (ILG), establishes a baseline to measure Oakland’s progress towards creating a more ethical work environment by examining respondents’ perceptions of three distinct groups, including the employee (him/herself), management and elected officials.
Public Financing Measures
Public Financing Compliance Reviews address if candidates accepting matching funds comply with Oakland's Limited Public Financing Act.
The Office of the City Auditor provides an impartial financial analysis of all ballot measures in the City. For 2009, the following analyses were provided to the City Council:
Measure H - to apply the City's real property transfer tax rate of 1.5% to transfers of real property in Oakland that occur when there is a change in the ownership or control of a legal entity, by merger, consolidation or acquisition
Recommendation Follow-Up Reports
These follow-up reports assess the status of audit recommendation implementation and document whether or not corrective action have been taken on the audit's findings.
- Public Policy
- Economic Development
- Events & Programs