Internal Audit

Page updated on Nov 18, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Office Mission

The Office of Internal Audit provides the City Manager and department heads with risk-based independent and objective reporting designed to increase the security and operational effectiveness of the City of Alexandria.

Audit Reports

The results of OIA audits and evaluations are provided to City management as formal reports, which include, when appropriate, recommendations for corrective actions and management improvements. Reports containing internal control related findings are posted as executive summaries.

Federal and State Audit Reports

The City of Alexandria receives grants and other assistance from various federal and state agencies. These organizations periodically undertake audits and monitoring visits to ensure programmatic and compliance objectives are met. The results of these reports will be reported to provide increased transparency. Depending on the nature of the reports a cover memo may be included to provide additional information.

The results of the City's annual external audit can be found here:

Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse

In the City of Alexandria, we consider maintaining the public trust to be our top priority. To help ensure that we provide residents, vendors, employees and others who visit the City with a trustworthy, efficient, effective and open government, the City has established an online reporting form, hosted by a third party vendor.

This reporting form allows residents, vendors, visitors and City employees to confidentially report:

  • Violations of laws, rules or regulations
  • Gross mismanagement
  • Gross waste of funds
  • Abuse of authority or issues that affect public health and safety
  • Procurement fraud
  • Suspected theft of City funds or assets
  •  Kickbacks or bribery
  • Suspected worker's compensation fraud 
  •  False reimbursement claims
  • Employee conduct that violates City, state, or federal laws
  • Other issues that might be criminal in nature

Please use the Ethical Advocate form to submit a report to the City's Internal Audit Department.


Other Complaints

City service complaints that are not suspected fraud, waste or abuse should be reported online. Once a report is made, a request is made to the appropriate City department and the request is tracked until it is completed. City service related complaints include but are not limited to:

  • Missed trash pick-up
  • Animal-related questions (stray dogs, rabies, adoption, etc.)
  • Rodents
  • Residential parking permits
  • Unclaimed property requests
  • How to register a vehicle with the City
  • Information on City taxes
  • Paying or contesting a parking citation

Please submit a City service complaint online.

The City of Alexandria’s Constitutional Officers are audited by the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (APA). The conclusions reached are the responsibility of the APA. To increase transparency these reports will also be posted.