Audits Division

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

Catastrophic disaster preparedness in Oregon

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit (Oregonian, 1/25/2018)

Audit: Oregon not quite prepared for The Big One (Portland Tribune, 1/25/2018)

Oregon unprepared for major disaster, audit finds (Statesman Journal, 1/25/2018)

Oregon Still Isn’t Prepared For “The Big One,” A New Audit Warns (Willamette Week, 1/25/2018)

Audit: Oregon ill-prepared for major quake, disaster (KTVZ, 1/25/2018)

The state must do more to prepare Oregon for a catastrophic disaster (2017) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Air pollution audit

DEQ permit and inspection backlog endangers air quality, audit finds (Statesman Journal, 1/3/18)

Auditors: DEQ backlogs ‘endanger state’s air quality and health’ (Portland Tribune, 1/3/18)

Human Health Put At Risk In Oregon By Air Pollution Permit Backlog: Audit (OPB, 1/3/18)

State audit targets DEQ’s air quality permit backlog (KTVZ, 1/3/18)

Audit: Oregon regulators face ‘unmanageable workload,’ potentially harming air quality (Oregonian, 1/3/18)

Department of Environmental Quality Should Improve the Air Quality Permitting Process to Reduce Its Backlog and Better Safeguard Oregon’s Air [PDF] (2018) Audits Division, Secretary of State