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Legislation #: 061222 Introduction Date: 11/2/2006
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Directing the City Auditor to prepare a follow-up report of the Capital Improvements Management Office January 2005 audit.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/2/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/2/2006 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
11/8/2006 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
11/9/2006 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 061222

 

Directing the City Auditor to prepare a follow-up report of the Capital Improvements Management Office January 2005 audit.

 

WHEREAS, by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 031345, passed December 18, 2003, the Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year contract with MWH Americas, Inc. to assist the City in establishing the Capital Improvements Management Office; and

 

WHEREAS, this three-year contract will terminate December 31, 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, following the first year of the contract the City Auditor conducted a performance audit of the Capital Improvements Management Office in which it was concluded that the City Manager and CIMO had taken steps to improve accountability, speed processes, and strengthen project management; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Auditor recommended five actions to verify the continued implementation of CIMO, and the City Manager described his intentions with respect to those recommendations; and

 

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to assess the status of CIMO as it comes under complete staff control at the termination of the MWH Americas, Inc. contract; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Auditor will conduct a follow-up to the performance audit dated January 2005 of the Capital Improvements Management Office for the purpose of determining whether the following recommendations made by the City Auditor have been implemented as indicated by the City Manager in his January 5, 2005, response to the audit:

 

  • Continue to monitor the CIMO contract closely and ensure that staff document process changes;
  • Develop consistent cost accounting for capital improvements;
  • Ensure that CIMO develops and reports aggregate performance measures on cost and timeliness;
  • Clearly define the scope of CIMOs responsibilities; and
  • Ensure that staff develops and implements ongoing procedures for ensuring capital improvements data are reliable.

 

Section 2. That the City Auditor will present a scope statement to the Finance and Audit Committee for review before commencing the follow-up report.

 

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