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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Audits Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Audits Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Created in 1929, the Audits Division conducts audits to protect the public interest and improve Oregon government. The division ensures that public funds are properly accounted for, spent in accordance with legal requirements and used to the best advantage. These efforts evoke Oregon’s first auditor whose duties were defined in the Territorial Statutes “to lessen the public expenses, use public money to best advantage, promote frugality in public office, and generally, for better management.” The division conducts its work according to the professional standards published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and all its audits are available to the public on the Secretary of State’s Web site.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Public Service Bldg., 255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 500, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-986-2255; Hotline: 1-800-336-8218
Fax: 503-378-6767
General Email: SOS.audits@state.or.us
Contact: Gary Blackmer, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Julie A. Sparks
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 177.170–177.180, Chapter 297
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog