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Salem, OR—The National State Auditors Association (NSAA) announced today that the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division has won the Excellence in Accountability Award for its audit of Oregon’s foster care system.

The purpose of the audit, issued in January of 2018, was to determine necessary changes and improvements that the Department of Human Services (DHS) can make to better promote the wellbeing of children in foster care.

“Congratulations to the team that worked on this important audit, this recognition is much deserved,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno. “Audits like this bring to light serious issues that must be addressed to ensure Oregon’s government is operating efficiently and fairly. The Oregon Audits Division continues to produce professional work that increases transparency and accountability in state government.”

The full report can be found on the Secretary of State’s website:

CONTACT: Rich Vial | 503-986-2209 |


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