"Multnomah County has a strong culture of ethics overall, but some employees are afraid to report unethical behavior due to fear of retaliation, auditors say."
The Association of Local Government Auditors awarded the Multnomah County Auditor's Office with the 2016 Distinguished Knighton Award for best performance audit in the medium audit shop category.
"Multnomah County Animal Services misses out on a lot of money because it doesn’t bill and collect the funds it is owed, an audit has found."
"Woman and people of color employed by Multnomah County make less overall than white males, according to a report released by the county auditor’s office."
"This year, interested readers won't have to flip pages or scroll through a digital document. Instead, Internet users will interact with the data they're interested in reviewing."
"The county lost $228,100 in cafeteria and catering services at one facility in fiscal 2014, according to an audit."
"The maps go along with a report that says county services have generally kept up with population shifts."
"Multnomah County's auditor Friday called for transparency and better use of data for programs that help the area's homeless and poor."
"Our property tax system is horribly inequitable, with people in some of the county's poorest areas paying taxes vastly out of step with people in more well-to-do areas."
"Have you ever wondered how your property tax bill compares to your fellow Multnomah County homeowners?"
"The tool allows citizens to see which county departments are using auditors' detailed critiques to improve their operations."
"Misunderstandings about overtime have distracted attention from monitoring more expensive personnel costs such as additional work and absences," the audit says.