Tag Archives: Audits

There should be consequences for breaking state statutes; and an audit isn’t one

Isn’t it time for Oregon agencies who violate state statute to face some consequence? We think it’s past time after reading an audit of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, which is charged with managing millions of dollars in contracts and services for universities and colleges in Oregon. Source: There should be consequences for breaking state statutes; […]
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Editorial: Another state agency lacks controls for money

The best thing about the new audit of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is it didn’t find an excess of wasted taxpayer money. However, it did find an absence of controls in place to ensure money was not being wasted. Source: Editorial: Another state agency lacks controls for money

Commissioners requesting state audit on 2017 fire season

After another devastating fire season, Jackson County commissioners are looking to review the fire’s impacts. Commissioners want to get a better idea of the effects of fires on Southern Oregon counties. Thursday, Commissioners discussed plans to send an audit request to the secretary of state. Source: Commissioners requesting state audit on 2017 fire season – […]
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Audit: Higher education agency struggles to follow state contracting rules

Three years into its existence, Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is still struggling to guarantee it is following state rules on the way it buys goods and services. Source: Audit: Higher education agency struggles to follow state contracting rules

Capitol Roundup: Candidates, audits and dollars in the news

Fall-ing into a brisk winter political season. In a time when saying “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” is loaded with political and religious meaning, we’ll stick with “Season’s Greetings,” which we will all literally be doing next Thursday at 8:28 a.m. when winter officially starts. Source: Capitol Roundup: Candidates, audits and dollars in the news; […]
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Higher Education Coordinating Commission failed to follow Oregon law

An audit released Wednesday determined the Higher Education Coordinating Commission needs to address internal weaknesses that put it at legal risk. Source: Higher Education Coordinating Commission failed to follow Oregon law

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says Oregon Health Authority owes General Fund $100M; OHA says he’s wrong

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Dennis Richardson contends the money is available because OHA over-estimated enrollment, but OHA says its enrollment forecast is also identical to the actual numbers and there’s no excess funds. Source: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson […]
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Our view: Health authority audit interference was outrageous

State officials went to great lengths to stymie an audit of the Oregon Health Authority. That is the most troubling aspect of the audit, which state auditors were able to complete after Gov. Kate Brown appointed a new director for the beleaguered agency. Source: Our view: Health authority audit interference was outrageous

Our view: Health authority audit interference was outrageous

State leaders must insist on transparency, compliance. State officials went to great lengths to stymie an audit of the Oregon Health Authority. That is the most troubling aspect of the audit, which state auditors were able to complete after Gov. Kate Brown appointed a new director for the beleaguered agency.

‘OPB Politics Now’: OHA Audit Shows Millions Misspent

According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage. Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has just released an audit that shows the Oregon Health Authority misspent millions in taxpayer dollars. OHA oversees medical coverage for more than a quarter of all Oregonians […]
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