The mission of the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is to be a catalyst for good government by improving the accountability, efficiency and quality of state services. The OSA's Division of Audit Operations, Bureau of Special Investigations and Division of Local Mandates contribute to this ongoing mission through audit, investigatory and assessment activities that help to safeguard the state's financial assets, ensure that state expenditures are legal and used for the purposes intended and maximize funds available for important state services. In sum, OSA activities are directed toward improving the delivery of government services, protecting public funds and enhancing program performance.
Also, as part of the OSA's ongoing mission, the State Auditor serves as chairman of the State Inspector General's Council and the Municipal Finance Oversight Board, as vice-chairman of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, and as a member of the Comptroller's Advisory Board, the Teacher's Retirement Board, the School Building Assistance Advisory Board, the County Government Finance Review Board, the Witness Protection Board and the Health Care Quality and Cost Council.
MGL C. 11 S. 1-17
Department of the State Auditor
MGL C. 7 S. 55