Audits review how well Massachusetts state government is using our resources to meet our responsibilities to residents of the Commonwealth and recommend ways to improve performance, and reduce inefficiencies.
Public benefits programs play a critical role in providing safety and security for many Massachusetts families. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) works to address fraud that weakens these programs.
If a local government thinks a state law or regulation creates an unfunded mandate on a municipality, it can seek a determination from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA).
Municipal impact studies provide residents and policymakers insights into issues driving municipal costs, and provide recommendations for how the state and municipalities can work together to reduce those costs.
The Office of the State Auditor reviews proposals from state agencies seeking to privatize state services to ensure they are in the best interest of Massachusetts taxpayers.
The Office of the State Auditor examined the impacts of the health care cost containment law passed in 2012--Chapter 224.
Working with lawmakers, Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump brings forward and supports legislation to improve accountability in government.
Join the team at the OSA and help us make government work better. Find our current job postings and learn about the benefits of working at the OSA.
The OSA is committed to transparency in government. Here you’ll find information on requesting public documents from our office.
The Municipal Finance Oversight Board considers applications from municipalities to use the state's bond rating to borrow money for capital improvements, land acquisition, and emergency repairs.
Under Chapter 647 of the Acts of 1989, state agencies must immediately report to the Office of the State Auditor any lost, stolen, or unaccounted for state property or funds.
The OSA annually evaluates the ownership, organization, and financial condition of private occupational schools in Massachusetts.
The Auditor's Report is a monthly e-newsletter that provides news and updates from the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump.