"Our team strives for professional excellence in safeguarding taxpayer dollars, uncovering abuse and promoting good management practices for state government."
-State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
The Office of the State Auditor is committed to ensuring that every dollar given to state government is a dollar well spent and that state agencies and contractors follow the rules when spending public funds. To these ends, the Office conducts financial, performance, and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. While these audits and reports may uncover problems and issues, they also contain recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency, making state government work better for the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Suzanne M. Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, one of six constitutional officers in Massachusetts, and the first female elected to this role in the state’s history. She was elected to the Office in 2010.
Auditor Bump believes that better government means government that is more effective, more efficient, more accountable and more transparent. Read the full bio
Laura Marlin is the first Deputy Auditor. As such, she heads the senior team of Deputy Auditors, coordinates the work of the various divisions throughout the office and oversees all operations and policy development to implement Auditor Bump’s vision and goals. Laura also serves as the Deputy Auditor for Audit Operations, where she oversees all aspects of the audit process from planning to processing reports and is responsible for ensuring all audits are performed under Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Another important function of Audit Operations is to evaluate the financial and academic qualifications of all private, post-secondary, non-degree-granting occupational schools licensed or registered to offer career training programs within the Commonwealth (M.G.L. c. 75C, 75D, 93) and to provide oversight of ARRA activities.
Gerald McDonough is the Deputy Auditor and General Counsel. As General Counsel, Gerry represents the Office in legal proceedings, provides legal research for audit investigations, and is instrumental in developing legislation and legal policy for the Office. He also oversees two important units within the Auditor’s Office-the Bureau of Special Investigations which is charged with detecting and preventing fraud within public assistance programs; and the Division of Local Mandates, a resource for communities seeking to determine if they have been subject to an unfunded state mandate.
Pamela Lomax is the Deputy Auditor for Administration and Finance. Pamela manages the administrative and financial operations of the Office, including the OSA Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources units. Among Auditor Bump’s priorities for OSA, A&F is implementing a comprehensive performance evaluation system for employees, creating support for professional development to strengthen the expertise of staff and strengthening the technology infrastructure to support the strategic goals of the OSA.