Bill Foster, MBA, CPA, CIA, CGAP, CFE, CRMA, CCSA
Interim Director, Internal Audit
Internal Audit projects often include the collection and examination of confidential information. Records that are confidential pursuant to state and federal statutes, laws, rules and regulations include but are not limited to student records, information regarding the security programs for data and information technology resources, certain personnel records, and certain medical and law enforcement records.
To adhere to confidentiality provisions and other federal and state statutory exemptions from Florida’s public records laws, files and reports containing information that is confidential or exempt from public records laws will be maintained in a secure location in the Office of Internal Audit. At all times, confidential information will be safeguarded from any unauthorized persons.
Florida’s Public Records law applies to state universities and to the internal audit function of the universities. Once the report is released, audit workpapers are public documents. However, the public records exemptions identified below may apply to Internal Audit projects:
Statutory references identified above are from the 2009 Florida Statutes, and may change from time to time as the Florida Statutes are revised by legislative action.
The Florida Gulf Coast University spokesperson coordinates all requests for University information that are received from outside parties.