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2014 Secretary of State Audits Division Hotline Report
- The Audits Division Hotline received 180 reports in calendar year 2014.
- We resolved all but four of the reports at year’s end by performing reviews, referring reports to contacts at other public bodies for their consideration and review, referring callers to appropriate contacts, and providing requested information.
- We invite anyone with concerns about fraud, waste, or abuse to contact the Hotline at 1-800-336-8218. We can also be reached online here.
Congratulations to our very own Jamie Ralls, Sandy Hilton, Ian Green and Scott Learn!
An audit released last April on Oregon’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, better known as TANF, was selected as this year’s winner for a national award on excellence in accountability.
You can read the complete audit here!
The Excellence in Accountability Awards are distributed annually by the National State Auditors Association. This year, from a pool of 34 entries across four categories, the Oregon Audits Division took home the prize in large performance audits.
After interviews, extensive data analysis and reviewing more than 80 cases in-depth, the audit found that, despite budget cuts and increased workload, Oregon’s TANF program continued to successfully help dozens of clients across the state.
However, the audit also found that the program was making little to no progress in moving its clients toward self-sufficiency. Auditors identified opportunities for improvement that would help keep Oregon’s TANF program on steady ground.
The award will be presented at the 2015 NSAA Annual Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas in June.
This marks the first time the Oregon Audits Division has won this award.
Congratulations to the team and to the other winners!