HB6005: Transportation, Department of; independent audit required.

Offered June 23, 2008
Prefiled June 18, 2008
A BILL to require an independent audit of the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Patrons-- Oder, Lingamfelter and Cole

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  § 1. As soon as practicable, a thorough, comprehensive, and independent audit of the Virginia Department of Transportation shall be conducted.  Such audit shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, interviews with Department staff; focus groups sessions; review of appropriate documentary material, including, but not necessarily limited to, budgets, performance reports, and other management information; and discussion of preliminary suggestions and recommendations with Department staff.

The objectives and scope of this audit shall be as follows:

1. A review of the Department's organizational structure;

2. An assessment of the Department's process and functional areas, including, but not necessarily limited to, maintenance, procurement, internal auditing, information technology, quality management services, project planning and development, construction management, and grants administration;

3. Reviews of the functions and activities performed within the Department's divisions to identify the strengths, weaknesses, revenue enhancements, and obstacles to mission accomplishment; and

4. Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department's functions and activities, including recommendations for improvement.

The audit provided for in this act shall be conducted as part of an overall transportation strategic plan.