The Internal Audit Office within the Division of Administration conducts objective and independent audits of agencies within DOA to determine the adequacy of controls, reliability of information and security of state assets. These audits can assist program managers in improving their operations by identifying areas that are vulnerable to abuse or inefficiency, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed and that their programs are adhering to state laws. Reports are published to the Commissioner, as necessary, with specific recommendations for improvements.
DOA adheres to the standards and practices promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors. As appropriate, other generally accepted auditing standards may be applied. Internal audits are independent evaluations of the programs and internal controls over the DOA's many functions. After a risk assessment has been completed, internal audit selects a section within the DOA for audit.