Message from the Director
The staff of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Internal Audit Department are dedicated to serving the people of Texas by ensuring the department:
- Operates in the most effective and efficient manner possible
- Complies with written policies, procedures, laws, and regulations
- Properly safeguards assets
- Complies with contracts and achieves fiscal integrity
DADS Internal Audit is staffed with knowledgeable, experienced, highly trained, and dedicated employees. Our department is continuously held to the highest standards and consistently achieves those standards. I am honored to be a part of this team.
— Penny V. Rychetsky, CIA, CGAP
Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Updated: January 12, 2015