With the Delta variant surging, Denver has issued new public health orders requiring pre-K through 12th-grade students to wear masks at school and requiring city employees and some private-sector workers in high-risk settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Of the 17 recommendations made in the original report, two were made to the Controller’s Office, and 15 were made to the Office of the Public Trustee. The Controller’s Office fully implemented both recommendations made to it in the original report. The Denver Public Trustee fully implemented six recommendations made in the original audit report, but nine others have yet to be fully implemented or acted upon.
August 5, 2021
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 “Denver Public Trustee” audit report issued in March 2019, we determined the Controller’s Office, with assistance from the Office of the Public Trustee in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, fully implemented the recommendations it agreed to in the original audit. Meanwhile, the Denver Public Trustee fully implemented only six of the 15 recommendations it agreed to in the original audit report. Despite the Denver Public Trustee’s efforts, auditors determined the risks associated with the audit team’s initial findings have not been fully mitigated. As a result, we 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.
I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the personnel in the Denver Public Trustee’s Office and the Controller’s Office 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
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