OVRDC Executive Committee members welcomed Dorinda Byers, Deputy Director of Operations for the Ohio Performance Team at the Ohio Auditor of State in the first meeting of 2023, to share information about available services and offer support.
“We want to thank Dorinda Byers, Deputy Director of Operations in the Ohio Performance Team at the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office, for coming down to talk about performance audits and how their team can assist local governments and public organizations to be more efficient and effective with their funding,” said John Hemmings.
The Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is Ohio’s chief compliance officer, and the Auditor of State’s Office focuses on making Ohio government more efficient, effective, and transparent for taxpayers. The Ohio Performance Team works with a broad range of local and state entities to improve performance and outcomes for organizations. OVRDC has received numerous Auditor of State Awards for clean audits and for meeting compliance recommendations throughout the years.
“As one of five independently elected statewide offices under Ohio’s Constitution, our office strives for clean, accountable and efficient governments for the people of Ohio,” said Dorinda Byers, Deputy Director of Operations for the Ohio Performance Team at the Ohio Auditor of State.
Since 1995, the Ohio Auditor’s office has completed over 400 performance audits, finding $1.2 Billion in potential annual savings for taxpayers. The office has identified approximately $26 for every one dollar spent auditing state agencies and institutions for higher education, and $20 for every dollar spent auditing local government and school districts. They have provided recommendations for improvements and analyzed public policy with a goal to drive meaningful dialogue among the general public and interested parties to transform government entities of all shapes and sizes.
Performance audits focus on areas such as strategic planning, data-driven decision-making, facilities, fleet, and resource optimization, as well as state and federal compliance recommendations. For more information on available services, including performance audits, contact Dorinda Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to their official website www.ohioauditor.gov/performance.