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Adoption of Administrative Rules 2.01, 3.01, and 3.10 | June 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective June 4, 2024.

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Audit Report: Inclusionary Housing: Housing Bureau should improve Program goals, support for property owners, and monitoring to ensure Program helps address housing crisis

The Inclusionary Housing Program requires developers to include affordable homes in some new buildings. We examined the Program and if it helped property owners follow the rules. The Housing Bureau should improve the goals, property owner support, and monitoring so the Program works as intended.

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Audit Report: Joint Office of Homeless Services: Sustained focus on shelter system needed to address unmet needs

Our audit found that the adult and family shelters funded by the Joint Office of Homeless Services were generally full and had long waitlists, could be difficult to access, and only sometimes helped participants move to permanent housing.

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Adoption of Administrative Rules 6.01 Ombudsman’s Office Policies & Procedures and 10.01 Fraud Hotline | April 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted new administrative rules effective April 10, 2024.

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Help us choose what to audit!

Every year, we pick about five areas of the City of Portland to audit. We'd love to hear your ideas on how we can make Portland work better for everyone.

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Fraud Hotline Report: Civic Life’s mismanagement of the Kenton Firehouse was wasteful and inefficient

The Auditor's Office found evidence of waste and inefficiency due to the lack of a formal agreement and Civic Life bypassing City financial policies in the management of the Kenton Firehouse. Auditors also found that the lack of documented rental transactions risked the appearance of fraud.

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Adoption of Interim ARA 3.03 Recruitment and Hiring | March 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted the following new administrative rule on an interim basis for no longer than 180 days: ARA 3.03 - Recruitment and Hiring.

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Adoption of Interim ARA 8.03 Public Records Requests | February 2024

The City Auditor’s Office has adopted the following new administrative rule on an interim basis for no longer than 180 days: ARA 8.03 - Public Records Request.

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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 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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Audit Report: Portland Fire & Rescue's 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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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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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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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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