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Secretary of State lays out audit plans for remainder of term

Richardson said his office will conduct 13 performance and IT audits this year and in 2020.

Secretary of State Dennis RichardsonSecretary of State Dennis Richardson's Office plans to audit a range of programs and agencies in the next two years, including Child Protective Services, the cost of health care for state workers, and the Oregon Health Authority's safe drinking water program.

In a news release Thursday, Richardson said his office will conduct 13 performance and IT audits this year and in 2020.

The office will also do follow-up reports on previous audits, help the state use data to screen for waste, fraud and abuse, assess IT security controls and possibly do other special projects. The office conducts a host of financial audits as well.

Richardson also wants money from the legislature for an audit team dedicated to the Medicaid program.

"As public servants, we work for you, the citizens of Oregon," Richardson said in a news release. "Our auditing approach is citizen-centric with the key goal of expanding transparency, accountability, and integrity in Oregon government. I'm proud of the professional audits team and am excited about these upcoming audits. Stay tuned."