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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

The Audits Division was created in 1929 to carry out the duties of the secretary of state as the constitutional Auditor of Public Accounts. It is the only independent auditing organization in the state with authority to review programs of agencies in all three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The division performs financial, performance, information technology, and other financial-related audits of state agencies and state-aided institutions in accordance with professional standards for government audits. The division administers Municipal Audit law through administrative rules and review of municipal audits, and conducts special investigations regarding potential misuse of state resources.

 

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 E-mail: SOS.audits@state.or.us
Contact: Gary Blackmer, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Julie A. Sparks
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 297; 177.170–177.180, 692.285, 128.400–128.440, 97.810–97.920
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