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Seattle Legislative Audits and Special Project Reports, 1972-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Legislative Dept.
Title
Seattle Legislative Audits and Special Project Reports
Dates
1972-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.2 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4607-01
Summary
Records relating to audits done by the Seattle City Council's Central Staff.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The legislative auditing function was added to City Council's Central Staff responsibilities in June 1971 following a Personnel Department study recommending that some system for analyzing City programs be established. The City Council created five full-time positions dedicated to conducting audits. The purpose of the audit function was to provide the Council with objective and independent analysis of City programs, allowing Council a means to monitor programs, finances, and policies.

The staff conducted three types of audits: 1) financial and compliance audits, 2) economy and efficiency audits, and 3) program results and evaluations. Final reports were submitted to the City Council. The Central Staff audit function ended in 1986.

The Office of the Comptroller included an audit division that focused primarily on financial audits (see series 1800-13) from the 1960s until 1993, when the City Auditor function was moved to the Legislative Department and the focus was changed from financial to program audits. In 1999, an independent Office of the City Auditor was created. The records for these auditors are not part of this series.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Legislative Audits and Special Project Reports series is divided into two subseries consisting of 1) administrative records and 2) project records.

Administrative records include procedure manuals and audit handbook materials, a file of legislative audit background and history records, and a list of audits and reports. The compiled list does not include all audits and special project reports found among the project records and not all audits listed are represented in the series.

The project records include correspondence, legal opinions, handwritten notes, survey/audit work plans and scope and objective documents, draft and final audits, report attachments, and responses to final products. The records do not include raw data files. Project files do not necessarily include all of the record types cited. For example, the License and Consumer Affairs audit file includes only a cover letter with brief recommendations of the auditor.

Final copies of the audits may not be included in the files. Some final reports can be found in Record Series 1802-D6 and in the Published Documents Collection.

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Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Legislative Audits and Special Project Reports, Record Series 4607-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

4607-01:  Seattle Legislative Audits and Special Project Reports, 1972-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
List of Audits and Special Projects
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1/2
Audits Handbook Materials
1976-1978
1/3
Audit Standards and Procedures
1972-1980
1/4
Legislative Audit Background and History
1973-1980
1/5
Seattle Model Cities Program, Planned Variations Property Management System Audit
1973
1/6
City's Emergency Fund Audit
1973
1/7
Woodland Park Zoo Animal Inventory Controls Audit
1974
1/8
Black Arts West Fiscal Analysis Audit
1974
1/9
Reimbursement for Funeral Escort Services. Spot Audit.
1974
1/10
Police and Firemen's Pension System Audit (1982)
1976-1981
1/10
Indian Dental Program. Spot Audit.
1974
1/11
Neighborhood Improvement Program Audit.
1975
1/12
Parks Department Grounds Maintenance Program Audit.
1975
1/13
Seattle Engineering Department, Management of Capital Projects Audit.
1976
1/14
23rd and Jefferson Street Pedestrian Overpass Audit.
1976
1/15
Purchasing Division Audit.
1976
1/16
Community Service Centers Audit.
1976
1/17
Housing Code Administration Audit.
1976
1/18
Seattle Community Accountability Program Audit.
1976
1/19
City Light Use of Emergency Requisitions Audit.
1976
1/20
Burglary Reduction Program Audit.
1976
1/21
Integrated Financial System Audit.
1977
2/1
General Services Department Audit
1977
2/2
Magisterial Hearings Program Audit
1977
2/3
Magisterial Hearings Program Audit
1977-1978
2/4
Hiring Practices in Filling Selected Positions at City Light Audit
1978
2/5
Hiring Practices in Filling Selected Positions at City Light Audit
1978
2/6
Hiring Practices in Filling Selected Positions at City Light Audit. Interviews.
1978
2/7
Financial Management Background Report
1978
2/8
Department of Licenses and Consurmer Affairs Audit.
1979
2/9
Building Department Real Property Leasing Practices Audit
1979
2/10
Community Development Block Grant Audit
1979
2/11
Engineering Capital Improvement Projects. Follow-up Audit.
1979
2/12
Cash Mangement Audit Survey.
1980
2/13
Scattered Site Housing Program--Financing Scheme Audit
1980
2/14
Pike Place Market Survey
1980
2/15
Seattle Center Resident Theater Audit
1980
3/1
Seattle Risk Mangement Program Audit
1981
3/2
Customer Information Systems Internal Control Status Report
1981
3/3
Seattle Tenant's Union Audit
1981
3/4
Public Corporations in Seattle Survey Report
1981
3/5
Deferred Maintenance Survey. The Sewer Utility.
1981
3/6
Solid Waste Audit Survey. Early Draft.
1981
3/7
Sick Leave and Overtime Use. Preliminary Study.
1981
3/8
Pension Management Audit Survey
1982
3/9
Health Department Clincs Audit Survey
1982
3/11
Police and Firemen's Pension System Audit (1982)
1982
3/12
Police and Firemen's Pension System Audit (1982)
1983
3/13
Accounting Staff in Departments and Impact of CFMS
1982
3/14
Reclassification Audit
1982
3/15
Seattle Fire Department Arson Squad Audit
1983
3/16
Municipal Court Operations Audit
1983
3/17
Home Energy Check Program; Home Energy Loan Program; andLow Income Electric Program
1983
3/18
Survival Services Contracts and Monitoring
1984
3/19
Department of Human Resources Use of General Fund Audit
1984
3/20
Use of Deadly Force in Law Enforcement
1985
3/21
Women and Minority Business Enterprise Audit
1985
3/22
Fire Code Compliance Fund Audit Report
1986
3/23
Central Area Public Development Authority. Proposed Intervention.
1986
3/24
Personnel Department Audit Survey Issues.
1986