Performance Audits

Performance audits focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of State operations, ensuring compliance with State and Federal guidelines, and safeguarding State resources. Six of the 11 Division employees are performance auditors. When they conduct an audit they ask questions such as: What is the agency's role? What services must the agency provide? Is the State the proper level of government to provide these services? If so, is the agency carrying out its duties efficiently and effectively? They meet with agency management throughout the audit process to discuss progress and findings. At the conclusion of an audit, the auditor will submit a draft report to the agency and the head of the agency will respond indicating whether they accept the audit recommendations and provide approximate implementation dates. The final report is then presented to the Executive Branch Audit Committee (comprised of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Attorney General and an appointed Public Member.)