Audits in the News: Prior audit work on delinquent debt appears in an article

We here in the audits division are proud that the work we do makes a difference. Our work attracts the attention of the legislature, statewide news sources, and even local media outlets. Local media coverage of our audits is just another way we communicate with the people of Oregon about the work that we’re doing on their behalf to make government better. This is part of an ongoing series of posts rounding up recent instances in which the Oregon Audits Division makes a cameo in the local news.

The Audits Division’s work continues to garner mentions by Oregon media, as reporters continue to explore issues covered in previous audits.

Capital Bureau/Portland Tribune – State vendors who owe taxes, other debt continue to be paid

Read the story here.

“Auditors in the secretary of state’s office already found instances in which the state could have recovered debt by intercepting state payments to some of these vendors. In a state audit released last fall, the auditors found “more than 9,000 state debtors were on the state vendor list and had received payments or were authorized to receive payments.” Auditors found specific instances in which the state could have recouped some of the debt owed, by intercepting payments to the vendors.”

Revisit that audit here.