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Internal Audit

Internal Audit Section

The Internal Audit Section provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services that are designed to add value and improve the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) operations. It helps DEP accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance processes. The vision of the Internal Audit Section is to promote excellence within DEP through improved efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. 

Internal Audit Section Services

The Internal Audit Section conducts financial, compliance, electronic data processing, and performance audits, as well as management reviews of DEP programs and activities. The Director of Auditing coordinates the development of an Annual Audit Plan, which identifies areas within DEP for review using risk assessment criteria. Both a long range plan and one-year plan are included in the Annual Audit Plan.

Auditors report and recommend corrective actions for control deficiencies or non-compliance with laws, directives, policies, or agreements to assist agency program's success. The Internal Audit Section also reviews performance measures to determine if data reporting is valid and reliable. Other services include organizational assessments, investigative support, research, management advisory, and review of audits received by DEP.

To Report Fraud

To report fraudulent activity, call the Office of Inspector General at 850-245-3151 or use the Fraud Report Form which can be emailed to IGComplaints@dep.state.fl.us; mailed to Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Inspector General, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 41, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000; faxed to 850-245-2994; or hand delivered.

Valerie Peacock, Audit Director

3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 41
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
850-245-3157
valerie.peacock@dep.state.fl.us

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