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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Office of the Inspector General
Bureau of Internal Audit

Paul Strickland, Bureau Chief, Internal Audit
Paul Strickland
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-7980

The Bureau of Internal Audit is administered by the Chief Internal Auditor who reports to the agency’s Inspector General. The Bureau employs eight professional auditors with oversight from the Bureau Chief who functions as the Director of Auditing. Staff includes a Certified Information Systems Auditor, two Certified Internal Auditors and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

The mission of the Bureau of Internal Audit is to assist the Secretary and other agency managers in discharging their oversight and operational responsibilities through independent audits and consultations. These audits and consultations are designed to evaluate and promote internal controls and to provide assurance that: (1) agency goals are met; (2) resources are used in accordance with applicable laws and policies; (3) resources are safeguarded against waste, fraud, and misuse; and (4) reliable data is collected and reported to management.

Audits are conducted pursuant to Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, and in accordance with the current Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing published by the Institute of Internal Auditors.