State Agency Performance Audits

Promoting Government Efficiency & Accountability

With the State of Ohio facing an unprecedented budget crisis in 2011, finding ways to make state government more efficient and effective was a high priority for policymakers.

Following examples of increased efficiency and savings from the private sector and local governments, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 4, signed by Governor John Kasich on April 5, 2011, requiring performance audits of at least four state agencies every two years.

The Auditor of State office volunteered to undergo the first state agency performance audit. Completed in November 2011 by Plante & Moran, PLLC, the audit led to the restructuring of several departments and more than $1 million in savings to date.

The first four agencies to receive a performance audit by the Auditor of State's office were the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services, Education, and Transportation, as well as the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

An annual report is produced by the Ohio Performance Team to provide the General Assembly with a status update of state agency performance audits as required by Ohio Revised Code section 117.463. Download the report below:

“The Performance Audit Team is an enormous asset in assisting state agencies, local governments and Ohio’s schools as they work to identify opportunities where taxpayer dollars can be utilized more efficiently and effectively. Our performance audits help to provide communities all over Ohio with a blueprint for a healthier financial future.”

State Agency Performance Audits

The first four agencies to receive a performance audit were the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services, Education, and Transportation, as well as the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.