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Adoption of Administrative Rules 3.02 Equal Employment & 3.06 Leaves | February 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective February 13, 2024.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.02 Equal Employment & 3.06 Leaves | January 2024

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to these administrative rules, which are available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Adoption of Administrative Rules 13.05 Campaign Finance: Contribution Limits & Appendix B for ARA 13 Series | January 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective January 11, 2024.

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Adoption of Administrative Rule 3.07 Employee Movement | December 2023

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted a new administrative rule effective December 28, 2023.

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City of Portland Auditor hires new City Archivist

The City Auditor’s Office announced Madeline Moya to serve as the City Archivist.

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Audit Update: The Fire Bureau has taken steps to improve its accountability system; Human Resources made one improvement to its investigation guidelines, but disagrees others are necessary

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2022 report, "Fire & Rescue does not have a coherent accountability system," that recommended Fire set clear expectations for work requirements and employee conduct, and Human Resources improve guidance and monitoring of complaints, investigations, and discipline

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Notice of Public Comment Period for Campaign Finance Rules ARA 13.05 and Appendix B | December 2023

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to the following administrative rules, which are available for public comment for thirty days before adoption: ARA 13.05 and Appendix B of ARA 13.

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Portland Fire & Rescue: Community Health Division programs need guidance and leadership to provide Portlanders with the services they need and reduce demands on firefighters

Our audit identified gaps in the Fire Bureau’s management of the Community Health Division, worsened by an inconsistent commitment to its programs. We make recommendations to articulate goals, plans, and monitor its programs to best serve Portlanders and offset demands on traditional fire crews.

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Adoption of Interim Administrative Rule ARA 13 Appendix B | December 2023

The City Auditor adopts the following interim administrative rule, effective December 5, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: Appendix B for ARA 13.

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Notice of Campaign Finance Rulemaking ARA 13.01, 13.02, 13.03, 13.04, and Appendix A | December 2023

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted the following administrative rules: ARA 13.01, 13.02, 13.03, 13.04, and Appendix A of ARA 13, all effective 12/5/2023.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.07 Employee Movement | November 2023

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to these administrative rules, which are available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

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Portland City Council prepares to go virtual as renovations get underway

Council chambers are being expanded to accommodate a 12-person council as Portland implements voter-approved changes to city government. After Thanksgiving recess, council meetings will be virtual-only until mid-January.

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Adoption of Interim ARA 2.01 - Procurement Rules for the Auditor's Office | November 2023

The City Auditor adopts revisions to the following Auditor's Office procurement rules as interim rules, effective November 7, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 2.01 - Procurement Rules for the Auditor's Office. This update clarifies departures from City procurement rules.

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Notice of Proposed Campaign Finance Rulemaking ARA 13.01, 13.02, 13.03, 13.04, 13.05, and Appendix A | November 2023

The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to the following administrative rules, which are available for public comment for thirty days before adoption: ARA 13.01, 13.02, 13.03, 13.04, 13.05, and Appendix A of ARA 13.

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Adoption of Administrative Rule 16.01 Election of Candidates | November 2023

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted a new administrative rule relating to election of candidates, effective November 1, 2023.

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Fraud Hotline Report: City’s repeated installation of curb ramps was inefficient and wasteful

The Auditor’s Office found evidence of waste and inefficiency in project management stemming from unclear responsibilities and miscommunication throughout a curb replacement project.

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Adoption of Interim Human Resources Administrative Rules for ARA 3.02 Equal Employment | October 2023

The City Auditor adopts revisions to the following administrative rules as interim rules, effective October 18, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 3.02 Equal Employment. This update adds a section about Nasal Naloxone Use for Non-First Responders.

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Audit Update: Momentous move by Council to consolidate permitting as City reforms continue

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2021 report, Building Permit Audit: Long-standing inability to meet customers’ needs won’t improve without better management, sustained governance.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 16.01 Election of Candidates | September 2023

The City Auditor’s Office proposes the creation of a new administrative rule, which is available for public comment for at least thirty days before adoption: ARA 16.01 Election of Candidates.

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Diana Banning announces retirement 

Banning is retiring after nearly 30 years as City Archivist.

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