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Sharon Winslow Erickson
City Auditor

Office of the City Auditor

200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower 14th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph: (408) 535-1250
Fx: (408) 292-6071

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office of the City Auditor
The Role of the City Auditor's Office

The mission of the Office of the City Auditor is to independently assess and report on City operations and services. To fulfill this mission, we conduct performance audits that identify ways to strengthen public accountability, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City government.

Recent Reports and Updates

Police Hiring: Additional Efforts to Recruit Qualified Candidates Urgently Needed to Fill Vacancies

09-02-15 Golf Courses: Loss of Customers and Revenues Requires A New Strategy
06-10-15 Police Disability Retirement Scenarios
05-22-15 Curbside Recycling: The City Can Enhance Its Single-Family Residential Recycling Program to Improve Waste Diversion
05-07-15 PRNS Fee Activity Program: The Department Can Better Reflect the City’s Goals for Tracking and Recovering Costs, Setting Fees, and Promoting Affordable Access
04-09-15 Employee Hiring: The City Should Streamline Hiring and Develop a Workforce Plan to Fill Vacancies
03-12-15 Fund Balance and Reserves: San José Should Aim to Have Higher Safety Net Reserves Within the General Fund 
03-06-15 Semi-Annual Recommendation Follow-up Report on All Outstanding Audit Recommendations for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2014
02-23-15 Street Pavement Maintenance: Road Condition Is Deteriorating Due to Insufficient Funding
02-10-15 Performance Measures Review: Documenting Methodologies Can Ensure More Consistent and Accurate Reporting
12-04-14 Accounts Receivable: The City Can Enhance Revenue Collections By Improving Its Billing & Collection Practices
12-02-14 Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report 2013-14
11-13-14 Facilities Maintenance: Process Improvements Are Possible, But A Large Deferred Maintenance Backlog Remains
More Audit Reports

News and Announcements
Audit of Police Hiring
Additional Efforts to Recruit Qualified Candidates Urgently Needed to Fill Vacancies Read the full report...
Audit of Golf Courses
Loss of Customers and Revenues Requires a New Strategy Read the full report...

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