Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit report of the Department of Personnel within the City of St. Louis. The report had no findings.
The City of St. Louis employs approximately 5,600 full-time employees and 300 part-time and per-performance employees. The Department of Personnel is responsible for providing human resource management functions for those civil service employees. Those duties include the administration and management of employee relations, benefits and recruitment.
The audit reviewed the procedures in place to ensure the department used best practices and complied with state laws. Auditors identified no concerns, resulting in an overall rating of excellent.
The complete audit report can be found here.
This report was released as part of the comprehensive audit of the City of St. Louis. Work is currently ongoing in the Office of the Comptroller, Office of the Treasurer, St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE), Board of Alderman and Department of Public Safety. Also ongoing is a review of the city's economic incentives. In addition to today's report, the State Auditor's Office has issued audits of the Supply Division, Board of Public Service and the Information Technology Services Agency. The office also released a series of reports that included updates from city departments on their progress on 2010 audit findings.
Citizens interested in information on the audit can visit auditor.mo.gov/STLAudit. The page includes links to recent reports and the 2010 audit, as well as resources for citizens to contact the State Auditor's Office will their concerns. Citizens can also provide information for consideration by contacting the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at email@example.com or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.