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Statewide Audit Advisory Committee
Statewide Audit Advisory Committee Update

Due to agency budget restrictions the Statewide Audit Advisory Committee (SAAC) is no longer meeting. As part of this change DAS is working to amend the Oregon Administrative Rule which created SAAC and hopes to have that work completed by early 2014. 

DAS in conjunction with agency internal audit functions will continue to work to coordinate statewide internal audit activities. In the meantime if you have questions about statewide internal audit coordination please email the DAS Chief Audit Executive Renee A. Klein.

Mission
The Statewide Audit Advisory Committee (SAAC) exists to promote the benefits of professional, standards-based internal auditing services in state government. The committee serves as an advisor to the Director of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). In 2009, the committee performed a self-assessment to update its charter:
 
SAAC Charter (doc)  
 
Twelve members currently make up the committee; ten from within and two from outside state government. The DAS Director chairs the committee and the DAS Chief Audit Executive (CAE) is an Ex-Officio member.
 
Member Profiles
 
SAAC meets quarterly; each meeting’s agenda is set approximately two weeks before the meeting. 
 
Meeting Minutes

SAAC Activities
In the spring of 2007, SAAC took a survey of state government audit personnel to help identify important issues effecting internal auditing. An action plan was created utilizing results of the initial survey which created areas of emphasis as: outreach, SAAC-CAE correction, training, coverage and reporting.

2007 Survey Results (doc)

FY11 Action Plan (doc) 
 
In 2008, SAAC directed the state's internal audit community to partner with the Legislative Fiscal Office to review the data integrity of selected agency key performance measures. Fourteen agencies completed the review and the report on the compiled results can be accessed at the link below.
 
2009 Key Performance Measure Report (pdf) 
 

Annual Reporting

Oregon Administrative Rule requires DAS to issue an annual report to the legislature summarizing internal audit activities statewide. SAAC is currently reviewing the report to identify best practices and additional areas of focus.  

FY 2012 Legislative Report (pdf)

FY 2011 Legislative Report (pdf)

FY 2010 Legislative Report (pdf) 
 
FY 2009 Legislative Report (pdf) 
 
Further information and tools for compliance with the Administrative Rule 
 
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