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Dec 17, 2015

Audit Reveals That Rocky Mountain Human Services Spent Public Money Improperly

Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, announced the results today of a five-month audit of the City’s contract with Rocky Mountain Human Services, also known as Denver Options, Inc. For more than a decade, Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) has been the recipient of dedicated property taxes, in the form of a mill levy, to provide services to Denver children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Unfortunately, our audit found a pattern of abuse of taxpayer funds by RMHS,” said Auditor O’Brien.

Nov 21, 2015

Presentation of 2016 Audit Plan to City Council

Auditor O'Brien presented the 2016 Audit Plan to the Governance and Charter Review Committee on November 17, 2015.

Nov 20, 2015

Audit Finds That DIA is Prepared for Emergencies

An audit of the Emergency Preparedness Program found that DIA complies with all FAA requirements and has developed supplemental guidance on specific emergency situations.

Nov 19, 2015

Questions on Cost of DIA Hotel Accompany Grand Opening

Video clips of Auditor O’Brien’s approach to uncovering the true cost to taxpayers for the new airport hotel.

Nov 06, 2015

Workers Owed Back Pay Get Their Checks

After an advertisement appeared in last Sunday’s Denver Post providing the names of workers owed pay for prior City work, five workers came to the Denver Auditor’s office to claim their back pay checks. “This is exactly how we hoped the effort would work,” exclaimed Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA. “It bothered all of us in the Auditor’s office that we were holding checks and couldn’t find the workers who were owed the money. Our investigation isn’t complete until the employees actually receive the pay they’re owed.”

Nov 02, 2015

Auditor O'Brien Appoints Director of Community Outreach

Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, today announced the appointment of Julie Connor as Director of Community Outreach. Connor will be managing community relations and outreach, as well as sharing in developing the strategy and goals of the Auditor’s Office as a key member of the Executive Team.

Oct 30, 2015

Auditor O'Brien Recovers Unpaid Wages, Seeks Those Owed Back Pay

As the enforcer of Denver’s Prevailing and Living Wage ordinances, Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, wants to make sure workers on City and County of Denver projects get the wages to which they are entitled. “Denver’s Prevailing and Living wage ordinances ensure that City contractors compete on quality, not on who can pay their workers the least. These ordinances, and the work of our office, prevent a “race to the bottom” on wages,” observed Auditor O’Brien.

Oct 19, 2015

Denver Auditors' Successful Practices Confirmed

Who audits the auditors? Following best practices, the Audit Services Division of the Denver Auditor’s Office submits to an outside peer review every three years. Auditors affiliated with the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) review the internal quality control system of the Denver Auditor’s Office and conduct tests to determine whether the office provides reasonable assurance of compliance with Government Auditing Standards.

Oct 15, 2015

Auditor Releases 2016 Audit Plan

New Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, today announced his 2016 Audit Plan, comprised of 27 likely audits for calendar year 2016. The City Charter requires this plan to be submitted to the Mayor and City Council by the third Monday of October each year. While all audits are performed at the sole discretion of the Auditor, the plan provides government officials and the public with an idea of the sort of investigations contemplated by the Auditor.