The actual budget to operate the Auditor General’s Office for 2006 (excluding the financial attest audit fees) is $3,763,669 of which over 96 per cent relates to salaries and benefits. The Auditor General’s Office currently operates with a staff of 25 auditors and 3 administrative staff. The 2006 request is for 2 additional staff to bring the complement up to 27 auditors. One of the additional staff will be assigned to the operation of the Fraud and Waste Hotline in order to accommodate the 50 per cent increase in activity which has occurred during the year. The other auditor will be assigned to those projects representing the highest risk to the City as determined by the Auditor General and his senior staff.