P R E S S R E L E A S E
DATE: September 11, 2018
Oregon Audits Division Earns Fourth Consecutive National Impact
Award for Audit on Affordable Housing
|SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced the Oregon Audits Division has won its fourth consecutive impact award from the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES).
The performance audit entitled, “Oregon Housing and Community Services: Critical Improvements Needed to Help Ensure Preservation of Affordable Housing for Low-Income Oregonians,” received a 2018 Certificate of Impact.
NLPES is a national organization associated with the National Conference of State Legislatures. The society supports legislative program evaluation and performance auditing with recognition for superior performance. The society’s Certificate of Impact is awarded to those organizations whose reports had a documented public policy impact within their respective states.
“The fact that NLPES has chosen to award the Oregon Audits Division with a Certificate of Impact four years in a row demonstrates the division’s ongoing commitment to improving state government,” said Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. “I am proud of the excellent work our auditors do every day in service to Oregon.”
The Oregon Housing and Community Services audit, released in December 2016, found that:
Reports receiving impact recognition must meet certain criteria, which include program improvements as a result of implementing audit recommendations and documented impacts from the perspective of the Legislature, public, and other organizations. Award judges found the audit met this criteria in the following ways:
The Oregon Audits Division previously earned the NLPES Certificate of Impact in 2017 for its audit on public records; in 2016 for its audit on state debt collection; and in 2015 for its audit on the state’s adult GED program.
Members of the audit team included: Sandra K. Hilton, Jamie Ralls, Rebecca Brinkley, and Danielle Moreau.
Read the full audit on the Secretary of State website.