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Statewide Internal Audit Community
Statewide Audit Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Chief Audit Executive Council (CAEC)

The Oregon Administrative Rule that required the Statewide Audit Advisory Committee (SAAC) has been rescinded. In conjunction with statewide internal audit functions, DAS continues to coordinate statewide internal audit activities through the Chief Audit Executive Council (CAEC).

The CAEC is an important component of DAS’ ability to coordinate internal audit activities within state government to promote effectiveness. CAEC serves as a collaborative group with the intent of sharing information to help promote coordination of internal audit activities between state agencies and DAS.

If you have questions about statewide internal audit coordination please email the DAS Chief Audit Executive Zachary Gehringer.

The following page contains public information from the disbanded SAAC. Watch the DAS Statewide Internal Audit page for updates regarding the CAEC.

SAAC Mission - Historic
The Statewide Audit Advisory Committee (SAAC) existed to promote the benefits of professional, standards-based internal auditing services in state government. The committee served 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 made up the committee; ten from within and two from outside state government. The DAS Director chaired the committee and the DAS Chief Audit Executive (CAE) was an Ex-Officio member.    
SAAC Activities - Historic

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)  

SAAC Annual Reporting - Historic

Oregon Administrative Rule continues to require DAS to issue an annual report to the legislature summarizing internal audit activities statewide.

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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