Tag Archives: Audits

Editorial: Oregon continues to fail foster children

A state audit found in January that Oregon’s child welfare system was so disorganized and inconsistent that it was putting some of the state’s most vulnerable children at risk. Millions were misspent. Lawsuits forced the state to pay out other millions for failure to protect children. And the audit said the agency’s response to problems […]
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Cybersecurity at Oregon data center is better, but has ways to go

The state has made strides in getting rid of obsolete equipment and conducting vulnerability scans, but cybersecurity roles are still poorly defined and incident monitoring is murky. An audit published this week by the Oregon secretary of state found the state government’s data center had improved considerably on its cybersecurity practices, which had long been […]
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Audit: PERS still shaky on natural disaster response

-State wants agency to strengthen its tech so retirees still get paid even when Mother Nature stirs up trouble.- The state’s public pension agency isn’t prepared for a major disaster like an earthquake or flood, and Oregonians’ personal information could be at risk if the agency doesn’t do more to protect its systems from attacks, […]
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Audit: Major disasters, cyberattacks threaten PERS

Secretary of state auditors found a disaster could threaten the agency’s ability to issue payments on time or to the right people. The state’s public pension agency isn’t prepared for a major disaster like an earthquake or flood, and Oregonians’ personal information could be at risk if the agency doesn’t do more to protect its […]
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Tainted state energy tax credit program cleans up its act

In the wake of a scandal over the state’s handling of energy tax incentives, Oregon’s Department of Energy has cleaned up its process, state auditors say. In a new report released Wednesday, Oct. 10, the state Audits Division assessed whether energy officials implemented recommendations made earlier by state and private auditors and state lawmakers. Auditors found the […]
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Audit: Problems cleaned up in Oregon Department of Energy

In the wake of a scandal over the state’s handling of energy tax incentives, the Oregon Department of Energy has cleaned up its process, state auditors say. The state Audits Division report, released Wednesday, assessed whether energy officials implemented recommendations made earlier by state and private auditors and state lawmakers. Auditors found the Energy Department […]
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1% of Oregonians ‘very confident’ in foster care system

New polls by DHM Research cast light on foster care system, public school success. Talk about the 99 percent. The number of Oregonians who are “very confident” in the state’s foster care system now ranks at just 1 percent, according to a new poll by DHM Research. Meanwhile, 64 percent of respondents said they were […]
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Wisconsin expands use of post-election audits

Following recommendations from election-security experts and the national academies, the state will review 5 percent of all ballots cast in elections, beginning in November. Wisconsin officials were praised Friday by election-security advocates for expanding the state’s use of post-election audits. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it voted unanimously Tuesday to require audits in 5 percent of […]
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Richardson: Audits find $106 million in questionable spending

Much of it improper Medicaid payments. Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released a statement Wednesday documenting approximately $106.2 million in questionable spending by four state agencies from Jan. 2, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Source: Richardson: Audits find $106 million in questionable spending – KTVZ

Oregon auditors find $106 million in questionable spending by state agencies

Oregon auditors found approximately $106. 2 million in questionable spending by four state agencies between Jan. 2, 2017 and June 30, 2018. One of the major offenders involved the state’s Medicaid program. Source: Oregon auditors find $106 million in questionable spending by state agencies | KATU