Welcome to the Office of Audits and Evaluations
The Office of Audits and Evaluations (Office) for the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) was established in 2007. The Office is responsible for performing internal audits on Cal EMA's internal operations to ensure effective and efficient operations, compliance with state and federal rules, laws and regulations and ensuring the reliability of Cal EMA's financial reports. The Office also provides a central point of contact for all audits and reviews conducted by federal and other state agencies. This is done through the Audit Chief position. The Audit Chief acts as a liaison between external auditors and Cal EMA to ensure that appropriate Cal EMA staff are notified of the audit or review, coordinates the entrance and exit conferences, coordinates Cal EMA's response to the audit findings and tracks the status of all recommendations made until the reported findings have been resolved.
The Office of Audits and Evaluations also investigates complaints of improper governmental activities against Cal EMA employees or any entity entrusted with grant funds administered by Cal EMA, including fraud, waste, abuse or misappropriation of state or federal funds. Strict confidentiality is maintained during an investigation. The identity of the complainant is protected, as is the reputation(s) of the individual(s) who have been accused of improper governmental activity. To report any improper activities, contact InternalAudits@calema.ca.gov.