Tag Archives: Audits

Audit finds shoddy construction, contracting at Oregon weigh stations

The Oregon Department of Transportation is conducting engineering reviews of 22 weigh stations after an internal investigation last year determined two program managers altered and reused engineering plans, did not inspect finished projects, and more. Source: Audit finds shoddy construction, contracting at Oregon weigh stations

School pushes back as state threatens to close Eagle Charter School

One of Oregon’s four state-run charter schools is at risk of being closed. EAGLE Charter School, a K-5 elementary school in Salem, serves more than 140 students from across the state. Source: School pushes back as state threatens to close Eagle Charter School

Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit

In January 2019, the Oregon secretary of state’s office released a tough audit of the state’s largest school district and its statewide education agency, and found both struggled to track spending. Source: Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit

Editorial: Adopt federal Do Not Pay program in Oregon

Here’s an easy quiz: If the state of Oregon could save some $790,000 by not making public assistance payments to people who don’t deserve them, should it do it? Source: Editorial: Adopt federal Do Not Pay program in Oregon

Housing authority flagged as ‘troubled’ in federal audit report

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority was flagged as “troubled” in January by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following an audit report. The federal agency gave the housing authority, which helps low-income people in Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties, a score of 52 out of a possible 100 points for the fiscal year […]
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State Audit Lambastes Travel Oregon, Agency Defends Spending

Salaries and spending have been called into question at Oregon’s marketing agency, Travel Oregon. Travel Oregon, which is a semi-independent organization, has been found to be paying its executives a considerably high amount, compared to salaries at other state agencies. In addition, its contracts have been called into question by auditors. Source: State Audit Lambastes […]
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Fat salaries for Travel Oregon executives called out in audit

Executives at Travel Oregon are among the highest paid at any state agency, despite having a much smaller budget and staff, according to a state audit released Thursday. Source: Fat salaries for Travel Oregon executives called out in audit

High salaries for Travel Oregon execs called out in state audit

Pay for top managers of Oregon’s travel bureau is among the highest of any state agency, even though Travel Oregon has a smaller staff and budget. Source: High salaries for Travel Oregon execs called out in state audit

Audit: Tourism agency should be more transparent

Secretary of state auditors say Travel Oregon needs to strengthen contracting controls to stretch it’s budget. Source: Audit: Tourism agency should be more transparent

Audit: State tourism agency should be more transparent

The semi-independent Oregon agency overseeing tourism initiatives should be more transparent about managers’ pay and strengthen controls on contracting, Secretary of State Bev Clarno said in an audit report released Thursday. Source: Audit: State tourism agency should be more transparent