Controller's Office Authority 

The County Controller shall serve as an independent watchdog over County fiscal and management activities.

The Controller’s Office shall have the authority to conduct fiscal, performance, management, contract, grant, compliance, and/or related audits of any County division, department, bureau, office, agency, authority, board, commission, elective office, the Judiciary, Office of Court Administration, or other administrative unit, including, but not limited to:

  • Agencies
  • County Departments
  • The Courts
  • Hotels
  • Magisterial Districts
  • Tax Collectors
  • Vendors

We have authority to follow up on audit recommendations, to the extent practical, in order to determine if corrective action has been taken. The Controller may request periodic status reports from the audited entity regarding actions taken to address reported deficiencies and audit recommendations to enforce any of our recommendations, however we provide reports directly to the County Manager and County Council and can provide insight on our recommendations.

The Citizen and Employee Suggestion and Idea Line (CESIL) hotline is also monitored by the Controller’s Office. Tips are the main way that fraud is exposed - almost half of all workplace fraud is uncovered by an anonymous tip. Call 570-825-1632 or email CESIL with your submission.