Cuyahoga County releases final IT audit report

August 29, 2018

Cuyahoga County releases final IT audit report

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cuyahoga County Department of Internal audit has released the final version of its audit of procurement practices in the county’s troubled IT Department. A copy of the report can be read below.

The audit examined IT contracts from July 2016 through the end of 2017 and documented several problems with the procurement process during that period. Several contracts reviewed in the audit also have been sought with subpoenas by corruption investigators at the County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Our audit procedures disclosed significant internal and security control weaknesses related to the procurement process and Department of Information Technology contracts, as well as segregation of duty violations and non-compliance with the Ohio Revised Code and Cuyahoga County Code,” writes Cory Swaisgood, director of Internal Audit for the county, in a cover letter to the audit.

The audit includes management comments that agree or disagree with the report’s findings.

A previous version of the audit was released earlier this month by the administration of County Executive after a draft of the report was leaked to cleveland.com.

Swaisgood said last week that the final version of the audit was not substantively different than the draft or the previous version released by the county.