DENVER – As everyone in Colorado does their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), I wanted to share information about how our office is making adjustments to continue serving Denver safely.
I have instructed my staff to work from home and practice social distancing as much as possible. We have capabilities to do most work remotely. The health and safety of my staff, their families, and everyone who interacts with our office is of the highest importance.
This month’s Audit Committee meeting was canceled. Our “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Grant” audit will be published on schedule Thursday morning on our website. We are exploring options for a digital meeting in April.
Audit work will continue, as required by the Denver Charter. However, we are making adjustments with other agencies to accommodate virtual meeting needs. We are also adjusting to accommodate members of agencies under audit who are working in the city’s Emergency Operations Center.
As new audits begin, our auditors will reach out to their audit liaisons to determine what steps make the most sense for continuing work and meeting our shared mission of government transparency.
Denver Labor will continue to keep business in the city moving and working to make sure people and businesses get paid according to the law. It is more important than ever to make sure workers are getting paid in this difficult time. It is also imperative to do our part to make sure the city is paying small businesses for work in a timely manner.
The uncertainty we are living with is adding anxiety to all our lives. I want to reassure my staff, our partners in the City and County of Denver, and our community that we are doing our best to continue to serve you. The health and safety of our community and our office is our top priority. We all must do our part and maintain stable operations until this virus passes.
You can find more information about the Auditor and recent audits at denverauditor.org.