The Internal Audit Division was established within the VI Department of Education to conduct auditing activities that will provide reasonable assurance regarding effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial data and reports, and compliance with laws and regulations. It is the goal of the Internal Audit Division to establish an ethical environment by articulating and communicating the objectives; identifying and recommending ways to reduce the appetite for risk levels by conducting desk reviews, and financial and compliance audit reviews; identifying inherent control weaknesses that threatens the achievement of the Department objectives; and communicating audit reviews on risks in a consistent manner at all levels in the organization. The Internal Audit Division goal seeks to identify and provide recommended ways to reduce risk and increase output which ultimately remove the status of "High Risk Grantee" from the Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Each year an annual audit plan is developed that incorporates a risk-based assessment of all the Department of Education's operating divisions. The audit plan is adjusted as needed to take into consideration input provided by the Commissioner and Leadership Team, Executive Administration, Staff, Students, legislative changes, software upgrades and implementation, special projects and other events that may occur throughout the year.
The Internal Audit Division will be constantly reviewing and evaluating the Department's control structure to ensure that we not only do the right things the right way but in the best way. We encourage you to help us by calling or writing to us to report any waste, abuse, fraud, and mismanagement that is occurring throughout our department. ALL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL! If you see any wrong doing please don't hesitate to contact us!
HOTLINE #: (340) 693-0992
MAIL: VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
INTERNAL AUDIT DIVISION
1834 KOGENS GADE
ST. THOMAS, VI 00802
Le'Vette T. Hedrington Director of Internal Audit