Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Office of the State Auditor

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The mission of the Office of the State Auditor is to use its audits, investigations, and reports as tools to make government work better. To these ends, the Office conducts independent and objective audits of the Commonwealth's financial and programmatic activities and provides policy-makers with meaningful recommendations for improvements in the operations of state government.

Further, pursuant to statutory authority, the OSA renders determinations as to whether proposed or existing state mandates impose direct costs on a municipality, and works with stakeholders to find solutions to funding deficiencies and also investigates allegations of public assistance fraud.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 11 S. 1-17 Department of the State Auditor
MGL C. 7 S. 55 Privatization Reviews



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