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Reporting Tool

Please use this form to report unusual or inappropriate activities and behavior. This form is completely anonymous; however, UKIA recommends providing your contact information so that we may contact you for further information.

Ask an Auditor

Use this form to ask one of UKIA's auditors a question  about a policy, procedure or practice in your unit. If your question relates to suspected fraud, please visit our Anonymous Reporting page.


Each quarter, UKIA hosts Lessons Learned, a virtual training event where UK Internal Audit shares information about actual incidents or activities that have occurred here at UK or at other institutions across the nation and discusses how to reduce the risks associated with these "hot topics."

About Us

UK Internal Audit’s (UKIA) authority stems from a University of Kentucky Board of Trustees' resolution dated April 1, 1941, which indicates that all financial affairs of the University of Kentucky must be monitored. UKIA was officially created in 1958. 

Audit Services

UKIA provides 10 different services to assist the University in achieving its fiduciary goals, including consulting services and training for UK units which help to ensure that programs both new and old operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Click here for a complete description of all the services UKIA offers.


UKIA’s experienced team of audit consultants 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.

UK Conflicts of Interest Action Plan

The Office of the President has developed a University COI Action Plan to ensure that all types of conflicts of interest (COI), including conflicts of commitment (COC) and foreign influence (FI), are disclosed and properly managed across the enterprise, from the highest levels in the administration to the departments and units located both on campus and throughout the Commonwealth.

Guidance for Units and Departments

As we conduct our reviews, we help our clients find ways to improve their operations. Often, this guidance can be useful to other units as well. Such tools can help with everything from asset management to reconciliations and more. Click here for a complete list, as well as links to other university resources.


For a UKIA staff directory as well as other ways to get in touch with UKIA, click here.

More this to Contact page. All University employees are responsible for reporting unusual, illegal or dishonest activity. For instructions on reporting, you may call the UK Anonymous Reporting Service at 877-898-6072 or visit the Comply Line website. You may also report anonymously to UKIA here. You can also reach UKPD at (859) 257-UKPD (8573) or visit the UKPD website here.  

3.8/5 Audit client satisfaction

UKIA surveys its audit clients to obtain feedback on the overall audit process, together with the auditors' professionalism, preparation and communication. For FY 2022-23, UKIA received an overall score of 3.8 out of 5, with the highest score given for how the audit process is carried out to minimize disruption (3.9).

4.4/5 Lessons Learned satisfaction

UKIA hosts a quarterly webinar, Lessons Learned, to share information about business operations concerns trending across the enterprise. UKIA surveyed attendees of its three events during FY 2022-23 to receive feedback and gain insight into topics of interest for the future. For FY 2022-23, UKIA received a score of 4.4 out of 5.

112% Audit duration

UKIA’s audit duration – the actual hours expended compared to the hours budgeted for each project – was 13 percent over budget this year, a significant decrease compared to the previous year. UKIA attributes this improvement to its new audit management system as well as more accurate budgeting methodology that accounts for factors unique to each audit.

12,900 Hours spent on audits

UKIA’s staff and managers spent nearly 13,000 hours on audits in FY 2022-23. This time was devoted to 33 completed audit projects and 22 inquiries/investigations.

1,061 hours spent on stakeholder outreach

In FY 2022-23, UKIA devoted more than 1,000 hours to stakeholder outreach. UKIA defines this as any meetings outside the audit process to communicate concerns or foster relationships to with university stakeholders and provide more meaningful insights and information to units across the enterprise.

87.5% Audit coverage

The 33 reviews and 22 investigations that UKIA completed assessed 14 of the 16 identified risks, achieving audit coverage of 87.5 percent, an increase of 16.5 percent over last year’s metric.

UKIA FY 2021-25 Strategic Plan

UKIA recently completed its 2021-25 Strategic Plan. A first for UKIA, this plan includes seven initiatives that were identified as priorities by UKIA staff through a multi-step process: