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Audits & Investigations Division


Conducts a comprehensive program of external, internal, and investigative auditing to evaluate compliance with federal and state program and administrative requirements.

Tami Pierson, Interim Director

Phone: 916-322-2288
Fax: 916-323-5279


The Audits & Investigations Division is part of Legal and Audits Branch.

Related Links

Contracting Agencies Audit Guidelines
Resources for external auditors and contracting agencies for completing the annual audits of Child Care and Development, Nutrition, Adult Education, and No Child Left Behind programs.

Federal Fiscal Guidance
Guidance for local educational agencies and community based organizations to assist in audits, monitoring, and compliance of federal programs.

Interest Earned on Federal Funds Letters
Guidance to local educational agency (LEA) fiscal officials regarding federal administrative requirements related to interest earned on advances of federal program funds.

State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA)
The State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA) requires state agencies to maintain effective systems of internal control and to biennially report on the adequacy of the agency’s systems of internal control.

Questions:   Audits & Investigations Division | 916-322-2288
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 23, 2021
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