Ohio Performance Team
ODJFS Unemployment Compensation
In March 2020, Ohioans were asked to stay at home and businesses were shut down to help stall the spread of COVID-19. Never before had Ohio experienced an event of this nature, and the accompanying surge in unemployment claims was unprecedented.READ MORE
Ohio's College Credit Plus Program
Released in August 2022, this audit explores Ohio’s dual enrollment program, College Credit Plus. The program is jointly administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The audit contains several recommendations that will help to improve the program’s overall effectiveness.READ MORE
ODNR Orphan Well Program
Released in August 2022, this audit explored the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Orphan Well Program, which is responsible for locating and remediating abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the state. The audit contains recommendations that will improve the collection of data related to orphan wells and allow the Department to improve the Program's operational efficiency and effectiveness.READ MORE
ODHE Facilities Inventory
Released in April 2022, this audit explored higher education facilities inventory data managed by ODHE and provided three recommendations regarding data collection, data transparency, and a facilities strategic plan.READ MORE
Northwestern Local School District
Released on February 17, 2022, this audit sought to improve financial projections from the District's five-year forecast. The District must ensure errors leading to inaccurate forecasts are corrected. Further, the District can consider changes to staffing or renegotiation of CBA provisions as cost saving measures.READ MORE
What Is a Performance Audit?
Performance audits examine the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and functions with the goal of making them better. While financial audits determine whether public funds are spent legally and managed in accordance with accounting principles, performance audits examine whether funds are spent wisely and if programs achieve their intended purpose.READ MORE
Who Benefits from a Performance Audit?
Performance audits are beneficial to all types and sizes of government, from townships and villages to large state agencies. A performance audit can be designed to increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs, align operations with mission and strategy, or improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. The Ohio Performance Team has worked with a broad range of local and state entities to improve performance and outcomes.READ MORE