Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Financial Condition Review
- Growing costs and long-term declining revenues produces a recurring cash flow problem for ODFW.
Our audit work recommended state agencies, their partners, and the Oregon Legislature help ensure an equitable and effective education for all Oregonians in these areas:
A strong education system is vital to the health and welfare of Oregonians. It strengthens our workforce and overall economy, and can help individuals and families transition off of public assistance.
Large changes in Oregon’s education structure the last several years are intended to create an integrated and outcomes-based system of public education. Despite plans and efforts to improve our education system, Oregon continues to struggle in areas such as low on-time high school graduation rates and high absenteeism, poor national rankings for overall student achievement, low community college and university completion rates, and continued increases in college student debt burden. Additionally, over 340,000 adult Oregonians (11%) do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.
In the past few years the Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division has released several performance audits focusing on efforts and opportunities to fulfill Oregon’s ambitious education goals and improve the quality of education.
Many of our education audit recommendations have been implemented, and the results of our work have been widely discussed and helped in setting policy direction for Oregon’s education system.