The Fraud Hotline

The Fraud Hotline – how it works, and what you can do to help identify fraud, waste, and abuse.

About Us

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) was established to conduct all audits required by the Department of Administration. Its authority is given under Rhode Island General Law Chapter 35-7.1 which allows OIA:

  • To conduct audits of any state department, state agency, or private entity that is a recipient of state funding, or state grants, as deemed necessary or expedient by the Office of Internal Audit. Audits may be made relative to financial affairs, or the economy and efficiency of management of each department and agency. The Office of Internal Audit shall determine which such audits shall be performed in accordance with a risk based evaluation.
  • To conduct investigations, or management advisory and consulting services upon request of the Governor or the General Assembly.

The Office of Internal Audit performs the auditing function for the Executive Branch of State Government, and falls under the Department of Administration. OIA reports functionally to the Internal Audit Advisory Group (Group) and administratively to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OIA provides the Governor and the Director of OMB with an independent appraisal and evaluation of the effectiveness of financial and operational controls through objective analyses, evaluations, and recommendations on operations, systems, and contracted services of state government. Additionally, OIA provides expert technical advice on how to coordinate process improvement and quality control activities across state government.

OIA provides independent and objective assurance on governance, risk management, and control processes in order to furnish a reasonable basis to report on the effectiveness and efficiency of state operations, the reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contracts. Additionally, OIA conducts fraud awareness and ethics training to state employees, forensic audits, state vendor and contractor audits, accounting assistance, investigative reviews, enterprise risk assessment, and more.

For further information regarding the work performed by OIA, see Types of Audits.