Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Measuring performance in the Auditor's office

Denver Post reporter George Merritt offers an window into the Denver Auditor's race, reviewing charges from challenger Bill Wells against incumbent Dennis Gallagher. The article is entitled "Auditor hopeful takes jab at Gallagher."
Bill Wells said a survey done by a government auditing organization showed [Auditor Dennis] Gallagher's office performed below best practices in 15 of 17 auditing categories.

"Were I auditor," Wells said, "this is where I would start. I would use this as our measure of professionalism."

But the Association of Local Government Auditors said the information Wells used was not intended to assess performance.

...[Dennis Gallagher] noted that his office received the "highest standard of evaluation" during a peer review by the same organization.

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