Office of the City Auditor

 City of Berkeley
City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan 
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Tuesday, February 23: Equity and Resources 
participate in person, on the web or via email!
Intergenerational Equity in Spending: Investing for future generations may be controversial           

The Grasshopper and the Ant: a cautionary tale for the City of Berkeley.

In good times and bad, we must provide for future generations.  Council's "rainy day fund" policy falls far short of recommended practices, and sets aside only half of what's needed.  A prudent reserve, like adequate infrastructure funding, is an investment in the future.  See our audit General Fund Reserve Policy Fails to Convey that Maintaining the Reserve is a Priority.

The City Manager agrees and is also asking for Council action to use transfer tax revenue to replace the City's antiquated financial software. The Mid-Year Budget Update explains why.
Equity in Hiring - A candid discussion at 5:30 pm

We'll talk with Council and the Personnel Board about positive changes the City has made and what they need to do now to increase the perception and the reality of fairness and equity in hiring and promotions.  See our audit and the Personnel Board's report.

Still time to apply!

We are recruiting for two Auditor II positions in the Performance Audit Division.  Successful candidates will have strong analytical and communication skills, and experience with planning and conducting audits.  To review the full job announcement and to apply, click here:
Applications are accepted only through the City's online application system and must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 22, 2016.
Your elected officials would like to hear from you! 
Please do join us for both sessions of the February 23 Council meeting to support our recommendations at the 5:30 pm Human Resources discussion and for Council Action on two items: Reserves audit and Budget at the 7:00 pm meeting.  Let Council hear from you via email or in person about the importance of effective, efficient, and equitable City policies and actions.

Ask us a question - send us advice - and consider a career in making Berkeley better
Thank you for 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 for the audit plan.  Tell us what you think about our last audit! I'm always happy to hear from folks who want to get more involved, and especially from anyone considering a career as a performance auditor. 

Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor
City of Berkeley 





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