audits

ODOT construction contracts audit

ODOT loses money on contractors gaming the system, auditors say, but agency questions accuracy (Oregonian, 3/6/17)

Contractors could be gaming ODOT contracts, state audit finds (Statesman Journal, 3/6/17)

New audit of ODOT contracting system finds same old flaws (Portland Tribune, 3/6/17)

ODOT should better scrutinize construction costs and project changes by tracking line item bids with abnormally high or low prices [PDF] (2017) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

ODOT independent audit

Audit finds ODOT excels at road building but fails to strategize, wastes money (Oregonian, 1/30/17)

Audit finds ODOT culture lacks accountability, strategic vision (Portland Tribune, 1/30/17)

Portland Economist: New ODOT Audit “Worse than Useless” (Willamette Week, 2/1/17)

odotassessmentOregon Department of Transportation management assessment [PDF] (2017) Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Business Oregon audit

Audit highlights problems with Oregon’s tax and cash incentive programs for businesses (Register Guard, 12/20/2016)

Audit: More Transparency Needed For Oregon’s Economic Incentives (OPB, 12/19/2016)

Audit: Shine a stronger light on Oregon’s economic development agency (Portland Business Journal, 12/19/2016)

New Audit Finds State’s Economic Development Agency Gives Lots of Goodies But Fails to Measure Results (Willamette Week, 12/19/2016)

auditBusiness Oregon can improve the evaluation and transparency of  economic development incentives and loan program (2016) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Department of Fish and Wildlife

ODFW looks at bottle, income tax to raise money (Portland Tribune, 9/20/16)

auditodfwOregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife needs a comprehensive management strategy to prioritize workload and plan for the future [PDF] (2016) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

auditodfw2Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife : financial condition review [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Effect of wildfires on Department of Forestry

Audit finds Oregon Department of Forestry struggling after years of large wildfire seasons (Oregonian, 8/23/2016)

Audit: More fires stretch ODF resources : Fires’ severity, frequency strain state staff and other programs (Bend Bulletin, 8/24/2016)

Audit shows wildfires straining ODF staff, programs (East Oregonian, 8/23/2016)

wildfireAuditOregon Department of Forestry: Actions Needed to Address Strain on Workforce and Programs from Wildfires [PDF] (2016) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division