9/17/2015: Move it along professor, nothing to see here. Really?
Dear Mr. Harbaugh-
Records responsive to your request made 9/15/2015 [for a copy of the instructions to the auditor showing what he will examine, etc.] are exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.501 (37). However, the university has chosen to provide you with the preliminary objectives of the upcoming athletics risk assessmentt, which you can find below.
• To gain an understanding of the athletics program in order to identify inherent risks.
• Identify systems and processes along with related controls that are intended to mitigate these risks.
• The results of this work will be used to develop a multiple year, risk based audit plan.
The office considers this to be fully responsive to your request, and will now close your matter. Thank you for contacting the office with your request.
Sincerely, Lisa Thornton, Office of Public Records
The DOJ’s Public Records Manual says, regarding ORS 192.501 (37):
Enacted in 2011, this exemption allows, but does not require, public bodies to decline to disclose documents and information related to audits of the public body (or audits the public body is conducting with respect to other public bodies) while the audit is ongoing. In order to qualify for this exemption, the auditor or audit organization must be operating under “nationally recognized government auditing standards,” and the audit must still be ongoing. An audit is ongoing when it has not been abandoned, and the final audit report in accordance with nationally recognized government auditing standards has not been issued. Note that this exemption expressly states that it “does not prohibit disclosure of a draft audit report that is provided to the audited entity for the entity’s response to the audit findings.”
9/10/2015: Page down for latest email from UO auditor Brenda Muirhead.
5/20/2015: Audit of athletic dept risks due this fall – and another cut to Duck subsidies?
The last audit cut the subsidy for the Ducks by $555,227, recurring. How much will this one save?