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Office of Internal Audit

The Board of Education of Harford County has established and supports an Internal Auditor as an independent appraisal function to examine and evaluate HCPS activities as a service to the Administration and the Board. The strategic goal of the Internal Auditor is to assist the Board and the Administration in the effective discharge of their fiduciary responsibilities.

The mission of the Internal Auditor is to manage risks by measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of financial and managerial controls and recommending enhancements or corrective actions as needed. The principle objective is to promote effective internal control at a reasonable cost.


Internal Auditor
Jennifer A. Birkelien, CPA

Internal Audit Clerk
Helen Grant

Fraud Hotline

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Concerned citizens and employees can report suspected fraud, waste or abuse of school system resources by calling 410-809-6056. The call automatically goes to a voice mailbox that is monitored daily. The information reported is reviewed by the Office of Internal Audit.

Callers have the option to leave contact information. All information will remain confidential.

Examples of what to report:

  • Missing cash
  • Embezzlement
  • Falsified documents
  • Theft of supplies or equipment
  • Abuse of work hours
  • Computer/technology abuse
  • Vendor fraud
  • Contractor fraud
  • Worker's compensation abuse
  • Other improper activities
24 hours a day, 7 days a week