Portland Public Schools

Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit (OPB, 2/26/2020)

Oregon Department of Education, Portland Public Schools: ODE and PPS must do more to monitor spending and address systemic obstacles to student performance, particularly at struggling schools (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Travel Oregon audit

Fat salaries for Travel Oregon executives called out in audit (Oregonian, 2/13/2020)

High salaries for Travel Oregon execs called out in state audit (Statesman Journal, 2/13/2020)

Audit: Tourism agency should be more transparent (Portland Tribune, 2/13/2020)

State Audit Finds Travel Oregon’s Soaring Budget Pays for Generous Compensation, Sloppy Contracting (Willamette Week, 2/13/2020)

Travel Oregon should strengthen controls over contracting and improve accountability of compensation to inform decision makers (2020) Oregon Audits Division

Child welfare information system audit

Oregon’s hard-to-use database on child abuse reports puts children at risk, audit finds (Oregonian, 2/5/2020)

Audit: Oregon child welfare tracking system ‘adequate’ but needs work (Statesman Journal, 2/5/2020)

Secretary of State releases audit of Child Welfare Information System (Cannon Beach Gazette, 2/5/2020)

Audit finds usability issues with DHS child welfare info system (KTVZ, 2/5/2020)

Department of Human Services: Oregon’s child welfare information system is adequate for case management, but enhancements are needed to improve usability (2020) Oregon Audits Division

Veterinarians and controlled substances

Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds (Oregonian, 11/14/19)

Audit Finds Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening (OPB, 11/14/19)

Audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians (Portland Business Journal, 11/14/19)

Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians (Corvallis Advocate, 11/18/19)

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s Monitoring of Controlled Substances Needs to Be Strengthened [PDF] (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Dept. of Education cybersecurity audit

Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data (Portland Tribune, 11/6/2019)

Work still needed to protect student information against hackers, Oregon audit finds (Salem Reporter, 11/6/2019)

Audit: ODE needs to do more on cybersecurity (KTVZ, 11/6/2019)

Oregon Department of Education : cybersecurity controls audit (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Public assistance integration audit

Audit helps state identify weaknesses in new public assistance eligibility system (Gazette Times, 10/23/2019)

Long waits, data issues could come with Oregon’s new benefits enrollment system, audit finds (Oregonian 10/23/2019)

Oregon audit warns of potential pitfalls in plan to eliminate welfare red tape (Statesman Journal, 10/23/2019)

Oregon agency needs to tweak computer project clocking in at a half billion dollars, audit finds (Salem Reporter, 10/24/2019) 

Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority : integrated eligibility project has generally followed industry standards to help ensure data is converted completely and accurately (2019) Oregon Audits Division