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Internal Audit

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The County Internal Auditor, the Chief Audit Executive, provides assurance, consulting, and investigative services to the public, employees, and departments of Clackamas County so they can feel confident that the public’s interests are protected and can engage with an accountable, high performing, and transparent local government.

Overview of Internal Audit

The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to enhance and protect Clackamas County's organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight. The County Internal Auditor supports transparent, accountable, and informed decision-making and helps the county serve the public and enrich our community by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.

The County Internal Auditor, the Chief Audit Executive, reports functionally to the Internal Audit Oversight Committee and administratively to the Clackamas County Treasurer.

Strategic Objectives

  • Enhance county government service and performance through assurance services focused on areas of high risk. 
  • Support continuous improvement through consulting services and collaboration with county leadership to strengthen governance, risk management and control processes. 
  • Promote accountability and deter misuse of county resources through investigative services and management of the county fraud, waste and abuse hotline (EthicsPoint).
  • Foster county SPIRIT by incorporating professional standards and county values in all internal audit services. 
  • Build public trust by engaging county residents and providing transparent communication and informative results.

Audit Plan

Annually, audit engagements are selected and designed to address high risk potential, while optimizing Internal Audit resources and impact.

Audit Plan

The 2020 Internal Audit Plan, originally approved by the Internal Audit Oversight Committee on January 22, 2020, was revised on April 29, 2020, reallocating internal audit resources to address emerging risks Clackamas County may face as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. While still a priority, the timing of originally planned 2020 Audit Engagements may be impacted.

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⚠ Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public. At this time the closure is expected to continue through June 22. Our employees are available and working to meet your needs remotely.

Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.