Reports in Progress




Below is information on our reports in progress. Please note, depending on the scope of work, some audits can require a significant amount of time, and we do not report findings and recommendations until audits are complete. You can find out more about the audit process here.



Central Cashiering Audit

We are conducting an audit of Financial Management’s Central Cashiering Section. The objective of this audit is to determine whether Central Cashiering controls and safeguards over revenue adhere to standards and best practices, mitigating the risk of loss and/or theft of funds. Our testing will include evaluation of revenue controls, system controls, processes, and physical security as well as testing of revenue deposits. We will be reviewing FY2018 revenue.



Proposition H FY 2018

The objectives of this audit are to identify Proposition H revenues collected and expended in fiscal year 2018, the status of any projects and programs funded by Proposition H, and the unspent monies on deposit that were carried over into the current fiscal year, as required by Long Beach Municipal Code 3.80.227. The audit period has been defined as October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The report will be issued by January 31, 2019.



Ethical Culture Survey

The purpose of this employee survey is to gauge the City’s ethical climate or culture, to better understand how City employees view ethics at work and identify ethics-related risks that may need to be addressed.  This online survey will be available to all City employees in January 2019. The survey will be conducted by the Ethics Research Center (ERC) of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, which is a leading non-profit provider of independent research on workplace integrity, ethical standards, and compliance processes and practices in public and private institutions.



Citywide Ethics Program Audit

The purpose of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the various components that comprise the City’s ethics and compliance activities and efforts, including ethics-related policies, training, legal compliance, ethics oversight, and whistleblower and other complaint processes. The audit will identify State regulations, benchmark the City’s program components to those from other jurisdictions, and identifying ethics best practices from both private and public sectors.



Employee Onboarding Audit

At the request of the City Council, this audit will assess the effectiveness of the various components that comprise the City’s employee onboarding process, including: physical and behavioral health evaluation; background, financial and other pre-employment checks; new employee orientation; and functional job training. The audit will benchmark the City’s program components with those from other jurisdictions, identify onboarding best practices from both private and public sectors, and recommend concrete and realistic improvements.