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City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan 
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Coming to Council November 16 

City pension and benefit costs are rising rapidly. The California pension fund (PERS) lost more money in the stock market than their experts expected, and rapidly increasing medical costs and longevity took decision makers by surprise. The City Council, City Manager, and City employees will have to take some very difficult actions. The decision makers and the community need rigorous analysis, clear communication, and realistic expectations. A commitment to collaboration can help us through these difficult times.

November 9:  The City Manager reports good news on follow-up:  Workers' compensation rates decrease 4.3% 

Audit Response: Workers' Compensation Costs Can Be Reduced by Improved In-House Processing and Adherence to Contract Terms     

Report on Employee Safety and Workers' Compensation 

The City Manager reports cost savings from workers' compensation improvements. Berkeley is getting better at preventing injuries.   
Related High Impact Reports
2008 Audit of Police Overtime and Lost Time: Cost and Risk Can Be Reduced 

2007 Audit: Fire Department - Lost Time and Overtime 

2009 Report - Investing in Long Term Cost Savings: Workers' Compensation and Wellness 

2009 Audit: Utilization of Public Works Sewer Staff Can Be Improved  

2010 City Manager's Response: Utilization of Public Works Sewer Staff Can Be Improved

Other Audits In Progress

Thank you for submitting ideas for the FY2011 Audit Plan. Other audits under way include: 
We appreciate your continued support for our work to help Berkeley deliver services in a more efficient, effective, and equitable way.  Please contact me at (or at 981-6750) with your questions, comments, and ideas.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor
City of Berkeley 

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November 2010 
City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan

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