“Audits Division working to make reports accessible”

A Daily Astorian story describes some of the work underway as well as changes in how on the Oregon Audits Division reports its results. Originally published in the Capital Insider, the story profiles the office.Astor_050515

“Audits Division is an unseen gold mine of information.”

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Public Administration in Practice: Seeking Solutions to Domestic Violence in Multnomah County

Some great insights into the challenges of collaboration among organizations by Shea Marshman, who worked for a time in the Portland City Auditor’s Office.

Public Administration Alumni Association

When most people hear the word audit, the first things that come to mind are the Internal Revenue Service and financial audits. Performance auditing is much more than that. We identify methods for testing the impact of problem practices and recommend solutions to management. We consider financial impact, but we also evaluate operations that may not be within the intent of the law or the program goals. Performance auditors have a broad appreciation for government policies and procedure, management theory as it applies to government practices, and the impact of political and social pressures on management decisions.

As the Public Safety Performance Auditor for Multnomah County, I evaluate the programs, services, and functions in criminal justice and public safety departments. My recently released audit report, Multnomah County Domestic Violence System: More Effective Collaboration will Enhance System Capacity, demonstrates one model of thinking broadly about the work of government functions that…

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Oregon Leadership

ALGA President-Elect David Givans

David Givans

Several auditors here in Oregon deserve recognition. The Association of Local Government Auditors elected David Givans to be their President-elect, and in a year he will be the President of the 2,000-member organization. David is the Deschutes County Auditor.

ALGA Board Member

Alexandra Fercak

ALGA Treasurer Kristine Adams-Wannberg

Kristine Adams-Wannberg

In addition, Kristine Adams-Wannberg was elected to be the Treasurer, and Alexandra Fercak was elected as an At-Large Board member. Kristine and Alexandra both work in the City of Portland Audits Division.

This speaks highly to the leadership and professionalism of these three auditors, and to the pool of talent here in Oregon. Congratulations to you all!

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