4. Audit hearing and follow-up
Audit public hearing. Performance audits by the State Auditor’s Office require a public hearing within 30 days of the release of the report. Initial hearings are held by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. Agencies are encouraged to provide a one-page handout for legislative members that focuses on the steps being taken to address audit findings.
Follow-up. The term “follow-up” has different meanings to different people. To auditors, follow-up refers to the official audit work done to determine whether an audit report’s findings have been addressed. For the agencies, follow-up refers to the activities undertaken by management to carry out the action plan.
- Agencies that submit regular performance reports to the Governor need to keep their audit action plans updated in DataView.
- Other agencies should keep their action plans updated and consider posting progress on their web sites.
Additional examples may be viewed on the Audit Action Plans page, or by using DataView. Links to audit reports, agency action plans, and legislative briefings may be found under the “Enterprise Measures” tab of the latest performance report.