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Nov 22, 2016

Auditor O'Brien Secures $550,000 for DIA Bus Drivers

Fifty-three shuttle bus drivers formerly employed at DIA had a reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving after Auditor Timothy M. O'Brien, CPA, secured more than $550,000 in unpaid wages for them.

Nov 21, 2016

DU Students Intern with Auditor

University of Denver Accounting students recently completed a project in Auditor Timothy O'Brien's office to gain real-world experience that complemented their classroom instruction.

Nov 17, 2016

Auditor Finds Firefighter Hiring Lags Behind Budget Authorization

An audit of the Denver Fire Department released today recommended improvements in strategic planning and risk management. "While we applaud the important work being done by the men and women of DFD each day, we remain committed to finding more efficient ways of doing business," said Deputy Fire Chief Todd Bower.

Nov 08, 2016

O'Brien Prevails on Improvements to Wage Enforcement

When he recognized that Denver's 66-year-old Prevailing Wage ordinance might be causing enforcement problems, Auditor O'Brien led a eight-month effort to update the law. "This was the first time in history that the Auditor's Office proactively reached out to both business and labor leaders to update the ordinance," said Dave Davia, CEO of the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors.

Oct 20, 2016

O'Brien Asks for Greater Transparency in Marijuana

Auditor O'Brien recommended that the Office of Marijuana Policy do more to track the use of marijuana tax revenue and improve public outreach. "Denver wants to set the standard for marijuana regulation and licensing. Why not also set the standard for accountability and transparency?" asked O'Brien.

Oct 17, 2016

Auditor O'Brien Releases 2017 Audit Plan

Denver Auditor Timothy M. O'Brien, CPA, today announced his 2017 Audit Plan, which includes financial, performance, and contract-compliance audits. "We are doing a number of things that haven't been done before," said O'Brien.

Aug 18, 2016

Audit Finds Inadequate Spaces, Inadequate Enforcement of Denver's Disability Parking

Denver's decentralized and largely-volunteer responsibility for disability parking has led to uneven compliance with federal and local laws on accessible parking.

Aug 09, 2016

Police Department Ready to Collect Demographic Data

The Denver Police Department recently confirmed it will collect racial and other demographic data on individuals contacted by officers for a law enforcement purpose. "We applaud DPD for taking this step," said Auditor Timothy M. O'Brien, CPA.

Aug 02, 2016

Heidi O'Neil, CPA, Joins Denver Auditor Office

Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, announced the hiring of Heidi M. O’Neil as Director of Financial Audits. O’Neil is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds the Certified Global Management Accountant credential.

Jul 21, 2016

Independent Audit Reveals True Cost of DIA Hotel and Transit Center

Determined to obtain an accurate cost for the Denver International Airport hotel and transit center, Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, commissioned an independent audit from BKD, one of the largest CPA firms in the country. After months of analysis, BKD found that the hotel and transit center had a total cost of just under $720 million.