Office of the City Auditor

The Auditor provides the City Council, management, and employees with objective analyses, appraisals, and recommendations for improvements to City systems and activities.  The Auditor reports directly to the City Council and does not exercise direct authority over any department, system, or activity subject to audit.


The Council Audit Committee, a subcommittee of the City Council, oversees all independent auditing services for the City provided by both the City Auditor and the City's commercial auditing firm, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Review the City Auditor's annual audit plan.
  2. Review audit reports issued by the City Auditor.
  3. Review the annual follow-up report issued by the City Auditor.
  4. Refer special requests for audit services to the City Auditor.
  5. Review the annual audit plan of the City's commercial audit firm.
  6. Review the City's annual financial reports and reports of the commercial audit firm.
  7. Review external quality control review reports of the Office of the City Auditor.


City Council Audit Committee Members

City Council Audit Committee Meeting Minutes


City Employee Ethics Hotline

The City Auditor's Office monitors an Ethics Hotline, which is available to all City employees. This hotline is intended for reporting instances of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Non-fraud related reports may be referred to the responsible department for handling. Reports related to harassment, discrimination, or grievance labor issues should be forwarded to the Human Resources Department.

To submit a report to the Ethics Hotline, call the toll-free number or visit the EthicsPoint website listed below and select the "MAKE A REPORT" link at the top of the page.



External Links

EthicsPoint website, call toll free 1-888-269-8704

Association of Local Government Auditors

U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Institute of Internal Auditors

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/10/2017