In 2014, the Office of the State Auditor received the highest rating from the National State Auditors Association following its Peer Review.
For this review, six professional state auditors from across the country evaluated Massachusetts’ policies, procedures, and work product from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. State audit organizations can receive a rating of pass, pass with deficiencies, or fail. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) received a rating of pass.
Peer reviews performed through the National State Auditors Association are conducted on a three year interval. The reviews are required as part of compliance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, promulgated by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The OSA is required by statute to comply with these standards in conducting its audit work.
Since taking office in 2011, Auditor Bump has prioritized professionalizing her office to meet national standards.