Denver International Airport fully implemented seven of the recommendations we made in the original audit report, but 12 others have not been fully implemented or acted upon.
While the airport took steps to address some of the issues we identified, lingering risks remain from the 10 recommendations the airport agreed with but did not fully implement — as well as the two recommendations the airport disagreed with during the original audit.
April 7, 2022
In keeping with generally accepted government auditing standards and Auditor’s Office policy, as authorized by city ordinance, the Audit Services Division has a responsibility to monitor and follow up on audit recommendations to ensure city agencies address audit findings through appropriate corrective action and to aid us in planning future audits.
In our follow-up effort for the “Airport Capital Assets” audit report issued in December 2020, we determined Denver International Airport fully implemented seven recommendations, partially implemented seven recommendations, and did not implement the remaining three recommendations it agreed to in the original audit report. Despite the airport’s efforts, auditors determined the risks associated with the audit team’s initial findings have not been fully mitigated. As a result, the Audit Services Division may revisit these risk areas in future audits to ensure the city takes appropriate corrective action.
The Highlights page in this report provides background and summary information about the original audit and the completed follow-up effort. Following the Highlights page is a detailed implementation status update for each recommendation. We did not update the status of the two recommendations Denver International Airport disagreed with, as the airport presumably would not have taken action toward implementing those. However, we include these recommendations in the status update section as a reference.
I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the personnel at Denver International Airport who assisted us throughout the audit and the follow-up process. For any questions, please feel free to contact me at 720-913-5000.
Timothy O'Brien, CPA
AUDITOR TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, CPA
Denver Auditor´s Office
201 W. Colfax Ave. #705 Denver, CO 80202
Call: (720) 913-5000
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