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Board Policies - Media
Press Releases
Policy Number: 02-020
Subject:Publication of Board of Accountancy activities
Date:   November 18, 2002
Approved:December 16, 2002
Purpose: To provide the public with information concerning activities of the Board of Accountancy.
Applicability: Board and staff members
 
Policy: It is important that consumers of Oregon have information regarding the activities of the Board of Accountancy. This information must be properly and responsibly disclosed. It is the Board´s policy to provide the public with as much information as possible about its activities in a manner that is objective and factual. Every release of information will be governed by the Public Records Act.
 
All disciplinary actions shall be reported in the Board of Accountancy newsletter. Final Orders of Suspension or Revocation of a licensee´s authority to practice public accountancy shall be published by means of a press release circulated to the news media in the geographic areas of the licensee´s practice. The news release shall be made in a timely manner.
 
Inquiries concerning any published information shall be referred to the Administrator for response.

Statements to Media
Policy Number: 02-005
Subject:Statements to the Media
Date:   March 18, 2002
Approved:March 18, 2002
Purpose: To establish consistent procedures for official response to media requests for information.
Applicability: Board of Accountancy Members, Committee Members and Members of Board Staff
Policy: All requests for public statements regarding Board of Accountancy business or policy shall be referred to a single spokesperson. In order to protect the impartiality of each member of the Board, the official spokesperson for the Board shall be the Administrator. The Board may, under appropriate circumstances, designate a specific Board member to act as spokesperson.
 
Public statements shall be developed based on the following standards:
  • Provide a response to the inquiry, without providing additional or unnecessary information.
  • Provide factual information, without expressing opinion that may be attributable to the Board of Accountancy.
  • Shall not include information that is confidential.
  • Should include references, if appropriate, to statutes or administrative rules that are relevant to the media inquiry.
  • May include reference to Board statistics that are relevant to the inquiry.