Welcome to the Office of Audit and Advisory Services!
The Office of Audit and Advisory Services (OAAS) provides a systematic and disciplined approach to assist members of the University community with the effective discharge of their responsibilities. This facilitation is intended to reduce the risks to the University's resources and reputation, as well as enhance the University's efficiency and effectiveness. OAAS accomplishes these goals primarily by providing audits, investigations, and advisory services.
The Florida State University President and the Board of Trustees initially approved a charter for the Office of Audit Services (OAS) in September 2003. Subsequently, in November 2012, the President approved changing the name of the OAS to the Office of Inspector General Services (OIGS). Effective July 1, 2023, the FSU President and the BOT approved the change of the Office name to the Office of Audit and Advisory Services (OAAS).
OAAS provides 7 different services to assist the University in achieving its fiduciary goals, including consulting services and training for FSU units which help to ensure that programs and departments operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.
FSU’s experienced team of auditors review and analyze the accuracy and completeness of financial and IT records as well as the adequacy and appropriateness of departmental practices to provide reasonable assurance to the university that units are in compliance with all applicable policies, regulations, industry standards and laws. They are supported by a strong infrastructure team that assists the auditors by ensuring efficient processes and effective communication of audit results.
Each semester, OAAS conducts training where staff share information about what it takes to establish and maintain a sound system of checks & balances in your workplace, so that fraud and other forms of unethical behaviors are less likely to occur. This class is especially helpful for those offices that deal with fiscal matters.
You may contact OAAS via telephone at (850) 644-6031, email at oaas.fsu.edu, or mail at 222 South Copeland Street, P.O. Box 3061390, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
Use this form to ask one of OAAS' auditors a question about a policy, procedure or practice in your unit. If your question relates to suspected fraud, please visit our Fraud Reporting page.
File A Complaint
To file a complaint directly with OAAS please complete the form using the link below, email us, or contact us at (850) 644-0394. Information submitted through this link will only be viewed by OAAS. In order for your complaint to be evaluated for whistle-blower determination, you must meet certain statutory criteria under section 112.3187, Florida Statutes which requires the complainant to disclose their identity and relationship to FSU. If you choose to remain anonymous, your complaint will be reviewed and evaluated upon receipt but cannot be designated as a whistle-blower complaint.
You may also choose to file a complaint via the EthicsPoint link below. Complaints filed via the EthicsPoint portal may also be viewed by the Office of Compliance and Ethics and Human Resources. The EthicsPoint Hotline was established by FSU to provide members of the FSU community a simple anonymous way to confidentially report activities that involve certain suspected misconduct or violations of our policies and procedures, regulations, or state and federal laws. To report a potential issue, please use the link below to access the hotline or call toll-free 855-231-7511 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
You may contact the Florida State Police Department (FSUPD) at (850) 644-1234, to report a crime. You can also visit the FSUPD website at police.fsu.edu. Not all complaints will warrant an investigation and not all cases are best handled by the OAAS. Some cases may be referred to the most appropriate entity/office on campus to review and handle the issues/allegations as they deem appropriate.