Information Technology Acquisition
We are auditing how the City buys information technology. This audit will look at the role of the Bureau of Technology Services, bureaus that get new information technology to deliver their services, and risks in the process.
Please email Minh Dan Vuong with feedback or questions.
We recently started an audit of the Vision Zero program that the City of Portland adopted in 2016. The goal of Vision Zero is to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries on the roads inside the City of Portland. This audit objective is to determine if the Portland Bureau of Transportation identified and delivered safety projects from the Vision Zero Action Plan in a timely and equitable manner.
Please email Bob Mackay with feedback or questions.
Joint Office of Homeless Services
The Joint Office oversees the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County. Our audit objective is to determine whether the Joint Office of Homeless Services assesses performance of the shelter system, evaluates for racial disparities and other outcomes, and uses that information to adjust programs. We anticipate publishing our audit results in the Spring of 2023.
We are asking community members to help inform our audit focus. Please email Elizabeth Pape with your feedback or questions.
We have launched an audit of Inclusionary Housing – rules under which apartment developers must keep some of their units affordable for 99 years. City Council adopted these rules in 2016 and the Portland Housing Bureau is in charge of the permitting and oversight. Our audit objective is to determine if the Housing Bureau is prepared to identify non-compliance with Inclusionary Housing regulations as the program expands and assess the program’s progress meeting City goals. We anticipate publishing audit results in the Spring of 2023.
Please email Jenny Scott with any input or questions.
Parks fiscal management
Respondents to City surveys say their favorite part of where they live is access to outdoor and natural areas. Yet, Portland Parks & Recreation struggled with a $6.3 million budget shortfall in 2019, and significantly reduced operations during the pandemic. We recently started an audit to examine the current fiscal management of the bureau.
We want to engage with community members to help inform our audit focus. Please email Tenzin Gonta with any input or questions.
Fire and Rescue workload management
We recently started an audit of workload management at Portland Fire and Rescue. Workload management is the process of how employees are used to help an organization best achieve its goals. The audit objective is to determine if the Fire Bureau is strategically building the Community Health Division to shift workload from Fire crews.
Please email Martha Prinz with feedback or questions.
Portland Bureau of Transportation Inspections
The Portland Bureau of Transportation uses an information system to track capital projects and payments. This audit was not on our original audit plan but was added after we received a hotline tip about the inspection process. Our audit objective is to ensure that projects pass inspection before payments are issued to contractors. We anticipate publishing our audit results in early 2023.
Please email Elizabeth Pape with your feedback or questions.