Salem, OR —Today, the Secretary of State Audits Division released its annual report on the Oregon Government Waste Hotline. This report summarizes the activities of the division's government waste hotline during 2018.
“This hotline is an important tool that Oregon citizens and state employees can use to increase government accountability and transparency,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno. “Waste in state government costs all of us by reducing resources available for services. We take seriously the reports received through the hotline, and we are committed to doing everything possible to hold state government accountable to the citizens of Oregon. I was a member of the Legislature when the Government Waste Hotline was developed, and its’s encouraging to see this tool being used to clean up government waste.”
The Audits Division investigated 317 reports made to the hotline in 2018. Since its inception in 1995, the hotline has identified about $16 million of questioned costs, errors, and savings that could result from improved efficiencies or elimination of waste or abuse. Citizens and state employees concerned about government waste and inefficiencies should contact the hotline at (800) 336-8218 or visit the hotline website here.
Read the full report on the Secretary of State website.