January 26, 2021

Dear Multnomah County community members,

I am pleased to provide you with my office’s audit schedule for the first half of calendar year 2021. I will issue an audit schedule for the second half of the year before the end of July. If you would like to share information with us related to our upcoming audits, please contact me.

My office will post this schedule on the County Auditor website, my government official Facebook page, and Twitter. I invite you to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns about this schedule or any other County-related matters.

Thank you,

Jennifer McGuirk, MPA, CIA

Multnomah County Auditor

Cc:         Deborah Kafoury, County Chair

              Sharon Meieran, Commissioner District 1

              Susheela Jayapal, Commissioner District 2

              Jessica Vega Pederson, Commissioner District 3

              Lori Stegmann, Commissioner District 4

              Michael Reese, County Sheriff

              Mike Schmidt, District Attorney


Calendar Year 2021 Audit Schedule – January through June

In process

Audits near completion

  • County pandemic response, phase 1 – focused on congregate settings, county guidance to employees, changes to county facilities, and telework
  • County pandemic response, phase 1 – survey of county employees
  • County jail conditions

Audits to be started

  • County pandemic response, phase 2 – cost recovery
  • County pandemic response, phase 2  – contact tracing

Recommendation Status Evaluation

  • Ethical Culture Surveys

Special studies

  • 2020 report on the Good Government Hotline
  • Commissioner District Apportionment – Charter § 3.15 assigns this to the Auditor: Not later than August 1 in the year of the official release of each federal decennial census for Multnomah County, the auditor shall determine the population distribution among the commissioner districts specified by this charter. If the population of any commissioner district is more than 103 percent of the population of any other commissioner district, the auditor, in consultation with the Multnomah County elections division, shall prepare and present to the board of county commissioners not later than August 1, a plan for modifying the boundaries of the districts so that the population of no commissioner district will be more than 102 percent of the population of any other commissioner district, notwithstanding the delineation of commissioner districts by this charter. The board of county commissioners shall, within 45 days of the submission of the report, alter the boundaries of the commissioner districts as necessary by ordinance to provide for an approximately equal population distribution. Change in boundaries of the districts shall not affect taking of office of a commissioner-elect with respect to the term of office for which elected prior to the adoption of the reapportionment. The auditor shall, as nearly as possible, retain the general geographic characteristics of districts established by this charter.

Other Items of Note

  • Peer review of Auditor’s Office: The peer review of the Auditor’s Office was to take place in April 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In early January 2021, this review took place remotely. The Auditor’s Office passed the peer review by a two-person team selected by the Association of Local Government Auditors.