Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) guide local government auditors nationwide and are issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, the official auditor of the U.S. Congress. Since 1988, audit organizations following these standards are required to have a peer review every three years.
In April 2009, three years after being elected, City Auditor Laura Doud requested and underwent the first independent peer review of the City Auditor’s Office since the requirement went into effect.
In December 2021, the City Auditor’s Office passed its fifth consecutive triennial peer review. This distinction assures citizens that the City Auditor’s Office has met the highest standards of performance in the profession.
These regular peer reviews will continue to ensure that the internal operations of the City Auditor’s Office are in full compliance with Government Auditing Standards.