Office of Communications and Community Engagement
Office of Governmental Affairs, Education Policy, and External Affairs
Office of the Ombudsman
Office of Audits
The Internal Audit Unit is responsible for directing the design and implementation of complex comprehensive internal audits and reviews of MSDE divisions. The Internal Audit Unit also performs ongoing monitoring and follow-up on the implementation of MSDE corrective action plans as a result of audit findings.
The Federal Unit is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the independent financial audits obtained by LEAs and MSDE’s subrecipients through desk reviews and quality control reviews. The desk review is performed to determine whether the independent financial reports and audits of MSDE sub-recipients satisfy the reporting requirements established in COMAR and the Uniform Guidance.
The State Aid Unit is responsible for planning and performing financial and compliance audits of state aid to education program funding provided to LEAs. The state aid audits include evaluating data collection procedures that affect the establishment of state aid appropriations.
Patricia RamallosaDirector of AuditsOffice: (410) email@example.com