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.
Unveiling the New Logo for the Auditor’s Office
The City Auditor adopts revisions to the following administrative rule as an interim rule, effective September 8, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 3.06 Leaves.
Audit Update: The Office of Management and Finance has addressed most City credit card risks; purchase of gift cards prohibited until City policy is in place
This is a two-year follow-up to our 2021 report, City credit card use slowed during pandemic but exposes underlying risks.
City Auditor Simone Rede appointed a state auditor to serve on the Board
We are delighted to announce the release of our comprehensive Candidate Guide for the November 2024 City election.
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The City Auditor adopts revisions to the following administrative rules as interim rules, effective August 18, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 3.02 Equal Employment and ARA 3.06 Leaves.
The Portland City Auditor’s Office on occasion uses outside counsel for advice and analysis, as well as representation in litigation. The Office is seeking to broaden its pool of qualified attorneys or law firms that may be interested in providing these project-based outside legal services.
Updated Public notice
Now Available: City of Portland Quarter 2 2023 Lobbyist Reports, Political Consultant Reports, and Calendars
2023 Second Quarter disclosures for City lobbying, political consultants, and City official business calendars are now available for the public to view. Highlights are included below.
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The City Auditor’s Office announced today that Robyn (Burek) White has been selected to serve as the new Business Operations Manager.
The City Auditor adopts the following interim administrative rule, effective July 5, 2023, and for a period of not more than 180 days: ARA 3.07 Employee Movement.
Audit Update: Council’s legislative changes helped the Portland Clean Energy Fund put management systems in place
This is a one-year follow-up to our 2022 report Portland Clean Energy Fund: Additional steps needed to implement voter-approved program.
Portland Bureau of Transportation: Process in place to ensure capital projects meet specifications, but there were ways around it
Transportation had a formal process to document inspections before making payments, but staff were able to work around steps. Supervisors didn’t have procedures to identify allowable exceptions. We make recommendations to ensure staff follow the process and that supervisors are aware of exceptions.
The Auditor’s Office found evidence of waste and abuse when investigating tips about vehicle use and outside employment in the Transportation Bureau. We shared our findings and recommendations with the Transportation Bureau.
Audit Update: Bureaus have taken initial steps to address challenges in maintaining the City’s sewers, but have not re-evaluated their overall agreement
This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report Sewer Maintenance: Renewed attention to partnership needed to better serve ratepayers.
Audit Services Update: Police made some progress to strengthen intelligence gathering policies, but other management improvements remain
This is a one-year follow-up to our 2022 report Police Intelligence-Gathering and Surveillance: Better management needed to protect civil rights.
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Now Available: City of Portland Quarter 1 2023 Lobbyist Reports, Political Consultant Reports, and Calendars
2023 First Quarter disclosures for City lobbying, political consultants, and City official business calendars are now available for the public to view. Highlights are included below.
Audit Update: No progress on Citywide collection strategies; some improvements by individual bureaus
This is a one-year follow-up to our 2022 report: Taxes, fines, and fees: Customers who owe caught in a maze of inconsistent and uncoordinated collection strategies.
Fraud Hotline Update: New Fire Bureau compensation package allows use of City water to wash personal vehicles, but risk of perceived waste and disregard for resource conservation remains
Some progress made, but Fire Bureau changed rules to allow washing personal vehicles with City water despite Auditor’s finding of government waste.