Audits Division

Sexual assault kit backlog progress

Audit: Oregon crime lab shakeup over rape kit testing reduces backlog (Statesman Journal, 5/2/18)

Audit: Sexual assault kit backlog shrinks dramatically (Portland Tribune, 5/2/18)

Forensic Division has taken appropriate steps to address Oregon’s sexual assault kit testing backlog [PDF] (2018) Oregon Audits Division

Newsletter from Dennis (serial) Oregon Secretary of State

Foster Care Audit

Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children (Oregonian, 2/27/2018)

Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020 (Statesman Journal, 2/27/2018)

Oregon Agrees To Limit Placement Of Foster Kids In Hotels (OPB, 2/27/2018)

Foster care in Oregon: chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state’s most vulnerable children (2018) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Oregon Department of Revenue Audit

Audit suggests tweaks for tax processing system (East Oregonian, 2/20/18)

Oregon Department of Revenue : GenTax accurately processes tax returns and payments, but logical access and disaster recovery procedures need improvement [PDF] (2018) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Audit of cannabis information system

State auditors see potential trouble in marijuana tracking weaknesses (Portland Tribune, 2/8/18)

Audit finds weakness in OLCC pot reporting (Bend Bulletin, 2/7/18)

Audit takes regulators to task for failing to monitor marijuana industry (Oregonian, 2/7/18)

Oregon lacks enough inspectors to ensure pot growers obey law, audit finds (Register Guard, 2/8/18)

Audit: Oregon Regulators Lax in Monitoring Pot Industry (KXL, 2/7/18)

Oregon Liquor Control Commission: cannabis information systems properly functioning but monitoring and security enhancements are needed [PDF] (2018) Oregon Audits Division

Foster care audit

Audit: ‘Inconsistent, disorganized’ DHS programs hurt child welfare (Portland Tribune, 1/31/2018)

Audit faults top administrators for Oregon’s chronic child welfare failures (Oregonian, 1/31/2018)

Oregon DHS child welfare audit says staff endured ‘bullying, intimidation’ by agency leaders (Statesman Journal, 1/31/2018)

Audit Finds Wealth Of Problems With Oregon’s Child Welfare Office (OPB, 1/31/2018)

Audit: Oregon’s foster care system faces deep and persistent (Register Guard, 2/1/2018)

Audit: Oregon foster care needs more money, culture fix (The World, 2/1/2018)

Foster care in Oregon: chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state’s most vulnerable children (2018) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division