How We Enhance California's Government

We, at the Office of the California State Auditor, are committed to expanding the impact of our agency by enhancing California's government. We aim to accomplish this by working with state and local entities, providing unbiased facts that aid in policy formulation and decision-making.

We evaluate and assess:

  • Contracting practices
  • Management and administration performance
  • Financial viability
  • Compliance with state and federal laws
  • State agencies that are considered high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement
  • Traditional financial statements
  • Government Programs
  • Strategic Plans
  • Fairness of state charges and fees
  • Fulfillment of state departments mission statements and objectives
  • Department-wide operations

The assessments, audits, and evaluations involve:

  • Measuring performance
  • Assessing efficiency and effectiveness
  • Offering insights and solutions for valued-added approaches, process improvements and future strategies based on independent assessments

Additional services we provide:

  • Testimony at hearings
  • Presentations to legislative and other interested groups
  • Participation in town hall meetings, public forums, and at press conferences