audits

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

Alternative and online school audit

Dropout rates at Oregon’s alternative high schools cry out for better oversight, audit says (Oregonian, 12/20/2017)

Auditors seek accountability, oversight of Oregon’s alternative and online schools (Statesman Journal, 12/20/2017)

Stronger accountability, oversight, and support would improve results for academically at-risk students in alternative and online education (2017) Oregon Secretary of States, Audits Division

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Oregon teacher licensing agency gets new director; prior one left in a hurry (Oregonian, 12/13/17)

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission : better oversight and more productive work environment could improve service to educators [PDF] (2016) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Health Authority Medicaid audit

Audit says Oregon Health Authority wasted $88M (Bend Bulletin, 11/29/17)

Audit details misspent millions at Oregon Health Authority, recommends immediate changes (Statesman Journal, 11/29/17)

Oregon Health Authority Misspent Millions, State Audit Finds (OPB, 11/29/17)

Audit faults OHA’s inability to detect improper payments (Portland Tribune, 11/29/17)

Oregon Health Authority should improve efforts to detect and prevent improper Medicaid payments [PDF] (2017) Oregon Audits Division

Newsletter from Dennis (serial) Oregon Secretary of State

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Oregon searching for new teacher licensing director (Oregonian, 10/30/17)

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission : better oversight and more productive work environment could improve service to educators [PDF] (2016) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division