The Office of Audit Services (OAS) provides an independent, objective assurance and consulting function designed to add value and improve the Department of General Services' (DGS) operations.
OAS furnishes analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, and information concerning the activities it reviews with the emphasis on the promotion of effective control at reasonable cost. See the OAS Charter
(PDF) for further information on the office's purpose, authority and responsibility.
The following sections briefly discuss the primary activities performed by OAS:
- Internal Operational Audits: Conducted of DGS' internal operations, programs, functions and activities.
- External Compliance Audits: Conducted of other state agencies to determine compliance with requirements contained in delegations or exemptions granted by DGS. These audits involve a review of business management functions and services under the purview of the following divisions/offices: Legal Services, Procurement, Fleet Administration, Risk and Insurance Management, Real Estate Services and State Publishing.
- Delegated Purchasing Authority Compliance Audits: As required by Public Contract Code 10333, are conducted of each state agency that has been delegated purchasing authority by DGS.
- Information Technology Audits: Conducted of DGS' automated information systems and processes.
- Special Reviews and Investigations: Special reviews and investigations are primarily requested by DGS' executive management and authorized by the director and chief deputy director.
- Audit Coordination: OAS is solely responsible for coordination of all audit activities performed within DGS by external audit agencies. All contacts by external auditors are referred to the OAS for coordination, scheduling, and response.
The following reports have been issued by OAS. If you have questions, please contact Andy Won, Deputy Director of the Office of Audit Services, at (916) 376-5058.