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City Auditor

The purpose of the City Auditor's office is to identify risk, and in turn, helping the city run more efficiently and ethically. Each city department is like a small company. The City Auditor makes sure each "company" is following the city's standard operating procedures. Each year a committee consisting of three commissioners and a PUB board member puts together a list of departments whose processes might need to be reviewed. Once a department is reviewed, or audited, the findings are reported to the Audit Committee, who then reports to the City Commission.

Our audits evaluate if the City:

  • Operates economically, efficiently, and effectively
  • Enforces collection and reporting efforts
  • Accounts for and safeguards assets from loss, damage, or inappropriate use
  • Complies with applicable laws, regulations, established policies, plans, and procedures
  • Manages and maintains the accounting and statistical data
  • Implements controls and promotes their effectiveness at a reasonable cost
  • Accomplishes its goals and objectives

The City Auditor's Office provides regular reports and updates to the City Audit Committee. The City Audit Committee is appointed by the City Commission and Public Utility Board and is composed of two City Commissioners and one Public Utility Board Member.

Current City Audit Committees
PUB Member Tony Aguirre Chairman
Mayor Jim Darling Vice Chairman
Commissioner Trey Pebley Member
Audit Staff
Abraham Suarez, CFE, CRMA City Auditor


How to Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse:

The City of McAllen is committed to deterring fraud, waste, or abuse, and maintaining integrity throughout our organization. The following options extend only to City of McAllen municipal government resources and activities. Any type of fraudulent activity involving private businesses or governmental agencies, other than the City of McAllen, should be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

  • Phone - Call (956) 681-1127 .(An automated answering system is available 24 hr/day, 7 days/week)
  • E-mail
  • Employee Fraud Tip Box -Employees can fill-out the Fraud Allegation Form and drop-off in the tip box, which are located next to the KRONOS clock in City Hall, Police Department, and Public Works.
  • Mail - Complete our FRAUD ALLEGATION FORM and mail to: City Auditor’s Office Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 220, McAllen, TX 78501


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