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City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan 
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Is Berkeley meeting its goal of achieving Zero Waste by 2020? On July 1, our audit Underfunded Mandate: Resources, Strategic Plan, and Communication Needed to Continue Progress Toward the Year 2020 Zero Waste Goal answers that question. Click here to read the audit, which goes to Council on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m..


Berkeley has the opportunity to once again take a leadership role in moving zero waste efforts to the next level. We have many best practices in place, but lack a written strategic plan to identify actions, who is responsible for them, and specific and measurable goals. Increased education, outreach, compliance and enforcement will help Berkeley resume its progress and create a path for other cities to follow. Potential future cost savings that we identified can only be implemented when the entire community makes significant reductions in waste generation.


Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 - Give us your ideas!

We are developing our Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 that will go to Council on June 30. Click here to submit your ideas no later than Friday, June 20.

Audits in progress to be completed in FY 2015:

Audit of Overtime, Staffing, and Compensatory Time Use at the Animal Shelter. Our objective is to determine if the regular work schedule, staffing level, and the reasons for paid overtime and compensatory time, are managed to minimize overtime. 

Police Department Injuries. Our objective is to determine if the Police Department 1) investigates injuries to understand the root cause of police injuries, to prevent future reoccurrence, and 2) uses an appropriate system for injury reviews, investigation practices, and injury prevention.   

Contracts Review. Our preliminary objective is to determine whether contract work starts before the contract is executed and identify the risks the city is exposed to when work does start before the legal contract is in place.   

Zero Waste Billing. Our objective is to compare service delivery levels to billing information to determine whether the city is receiving its due revenue for refuse collection services.


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

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June 2014
City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan

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