City falls behind on 8-year department audits 

Nearly half The City’s departments are escaping audits.

City officials have said it’s best to audit departments every eight years. But under that standard, 48 percent of departments are not undergoing the comprehensive examinations designed to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

The lack of regular audits has prompted Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier to request a hearing and jump-start the inquiries.

While The City generally audits some of the larger departments and those that generate political battles, others seemingly operate with the same attention on spending.

Twenty-four of 50 city departments — or 48 percent — are operating without having undergone the spending scrutiny for at least eight years.

Departments that have escaped an audit within at least the past eight years include Child, Youth and Their Families, Human Resources, Elections and the Rent Arbitration Board.

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