Internal Audit Division
The mission of the Internal Audit Division is to assist agency administrators by furnishing independent analyses, appraisals, and recommendations concerning the adequacy and effectiveness of the agency's system of internal control procedures, and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
In accordance with Texas Board of Criminal Justice Policy 14.02, Internal Audit is overseen by the Director of Internal Audit, who reports directly to the Board of Criminal Justice. The Board of Criminal Justice Chairman has appointed an Audit and Review Committee which reviews issues relating to the Internal Audit Division, including the development and recommendation for full board approval of the Annual Audit Plan and the appointment, dismissal and evaluation of the Internal Audit Director.
What We Do
The Internal Audit Division is responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the agency's system of internal controls and the quality of agency performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
The scope of these audits involves reliability of information systems; compliance with statute, board policy, agency policy or operating policy/procedures; safeguarding of agency assets; economical and efficient use of agency resources; and accomplishment of established objectives and goals for agency operations or programs.
The Internal Audit Division also provides assistance to management through the review of draft agency policies, service on agency committees, advice to agency management, completion of special projects based on management requests, participation in System Development Life Cycle, and participation in agency re-engineering efforts.
Authorization Under State Law
The following statutes govern operations of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Internal Audit Division:
- Chapter 2102, Government Code: Internal Auditing Act
- Chapter 491.001, Government Code: TDCJ-Internal Audit
- Chapter 493.0052, Government Code Organizational, roles and responsibilities.
For More Information
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 13084
Austin, TX 78711