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AUDIT NEWS, June 2012

  • Top 10 Controls Every University Unit Should Have in Place
  • Sensitive Information Security Audit - tips to prepare
  • Ask the Auditors - How do I report a concern? Can I remain anonymous?

AUDIT NEWS, May 2011

  • Governor Gary Herbert designated May 2011 as Internal Audit Awareness Month - who we are and what we do
  • Updates to University Policies: Travel Policy 515 and Membership and Dues Policy 522
  • Ask the Auditors - Document Retention

AUDIT NEWS, May 2010

  • Assessing when costs are reasonable and necessary (The Prudent Person Rule)

AUDIT NEWS, August 2009

  • Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)
  • Misconceptions about Internal Auditing

AUDIT NEWS, March 2009

  • Shadow vs. Off-Books Accounting Records
  • Resignation/Termination/Transfer Procedures
  • Management Responsibility for Effective Controls

AUDIT NEWS, December 2008

  • Board of Regents' Policy R345 - Information Technology Resource Security
  • Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing

AUDIT NEWS, September 2008

  • Indicators of Fraud
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself

AUDIT NEWS, June 2008

  • University Policy Updates
  • Meals and Entertainment Policy
  • Timely Employee Reimbursements
  • Ethics and Decision Making

AUDIT NEWS, March 2008

  • Appropriate Approvals
  • Expense Account Codes
  • Commuting vs. Travel Expenses (Tax implications)
  • Spider Tool to Check Computer Data

AUDIT NEWS, October 2007

  • The University Administrative Code of Conduct (Ethics Guide)
  • Travel Authorizations (TA): Tips for Properly Completing and Approving TAs
  • Fiduciary Responsibility: Approvals

AUDIT NEWS, July 2007

  • New and Updated Policies
  • University Policy 518, Cell Phones
  • What Are Controls?
  • Protecting Personal Data

AUDIT NEWS, April 2007

  • Audit News Design Change
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Electronic Personnel Action Form (EPAF) Approvals
  • USU Vehicle Use and Authorization

AUDIT NEWS, January 2007

  • Taxable Gift Cards as Awards
  • Signatures and Approvals
  • Internal Controls - Control Environment
  • Control Self Assessment

AUDIT NEWS, October 2006

  • University Policy Updates
  • Internal Audit Services' Hotline
  • Preparing for PCard Audits
  • Segregation of Duties

AUDIT NEWS, July 2006

  • Student Fees
  • Classified Employee's Timekeeping
  • Information Security

AUDIT NEWS, April 2006

  • Agency Funds
  • Emoluments
  • Disposal of Equipment