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Office of Internal Audit

Our vision is to become a trusted advisor
at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
that assists the Department in its progression to improve
and safeguard all its divisions, programs, and processes.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the Office of Internal Audit are committed to protecting individuals who report concerns. As requested, and to the extent allowed by law, we maintain the confidentiality of anyone providing information.

If you would like to submit a complaint, conflict of interest concern, request an audit/review, or if you would like to report misuse of assets, funds or resources, non-compliance with regulations, policies or rules, fraud, waste, abuse or unethical behavior, please contact the Office of Internal Audit in one of the following ways:

  Our hotline is available 24 hours / 7 days a week to leave a message – (801) 982-2332
  If contacting us via email, please refrain from including any sensitive information.
  Click here to report a concern via an online form.


NOTE: All submissions will be reviewed and considered.
To expedite a preliminary analysis of reported items and requests,
when you report a concern please provide as much information
and documentation as possible.

OIA exists to help the Department accomplish its objectives by providing independent and objective analysis, evaluations, and recommendations of the Department’s operations.

2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan

OIA ensures the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) operations are:

  • Compliant with laws, rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Monitored with effective internal controls;
  • Achieving desired results effectively and efficiently; and
  • Adequately safeguarding assets.

Our mission is to continuously enhance organizational value within all agency programs and deliver credible, accurate, and timely information through independent and objective services that assist the Department in preserving the health of our agriculture, food supply, and natural resources.

Click image above to view the Core Values from the OIA Strategic Plan

We adhere to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and uphold the Code of Ethics Principles, which consist of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency.


Click here to view the Strategic Plan: Fiscal Year 2022 – 2024 Office of Internal Audit


About UDAF’s Internal Audit Manager:

John Keller was appointed as the Internal Audit Manager for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in January 2023. He is responsible for developing and managing the internal audit program at the department; conducting performance, financial, and other types of audits; and assisting with the risk management process.

Prior to his appointment, John worked as the General Manager and lead internal auditor for the American Credit Foundation, a non-profit CCCS agency. He began his auditing career in the credit counseling industry at ACF where he performed various compliance, process and operational audits against quality standards. John received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Lead Auditor through Exemplar Global RABQSA and has been performing internal audits for the last 20 years.

John was born and raised in a small rural ranching and mining community in Wyoming and has been around ranching and agriculture throughout his life. He is excited for a new opportunity to be a part of this organization and hopes to make a difference in the quality of service it provides for the State of Utah.