Our Mission

Stimulate greater auditor involvement in improving how public
performance is measured and managed.  More about this project


Training on Auditors’ Value-Added Roles and Practices

Our courses, brought to your location, focus on key measurement-related ways auditors add value, from auditing relevance and reliability of performance information, to auditing performance management systems, to assessing the quality of performance reports. See our on-site training options.

Tool & Guidance to Improve Performance Measures by Analyzing Users & Uses

Auditors play important roles in improving the usefulness of performance information. An essential step is the Ask the User. This article guides an auditor through the process of collecting and analyzing key user information to develop findings & recommendations for making performance data more valuable to more people, and links to a free auditor tool (DOCX).

BOOK: Performance Auditing: Measuring Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes

This book, co-authored by Auditor Roles Principal Stephen L. Morgan, offers concrete step-by-step guidance on all aspects of the performance auditing process. See the book description with downloadable resources.

Winnipeg Auditor Adds Chief Performance Officer to His Auditor Roles

The City Audior of Winnipeg was appointed Chief Performance Officer in addition to his regular audit responsibilities. He has used the roles and practices on this website to help shape Chief Performance Officer activities to ensure decision makers have access to quality performance information and to advise and assist in implementing performance management systems.  More…

Tallahassee Auditor Aids City Performance Measurement & Reporting

Since 2007, the Office of the City Auditor of Tallahasee, Florida, has helped spur important progress, providing an early form of public reporting and assisting city departments in developing “vital signs” performance measures requested by the city’s elected body, the City Commission. More …

Washington State Auditor Engaged Citizens on Audit Priorities

The Washington State Auditor has engaged citizens on audit priorities through surveys, focus groups, and town hall meetings to ensure citizen priorities are reflected in the performance audits conducted by the State Auditor’s Office.  More …

Performance Data Integrity Audits in Oregon

The State of Oregon conducted a statewide series of performance measure “Integrity Audits,” an initiative designed to assure the reliability of “Key Performance Measures.” The integrity audits help ensure that decision makers have confidence in the data used in performance management, including data used in budgeting and reporting to citizens.  More…

International Recognition: Auditor Roles Keynote Inter-American Conference

On the invitation of the Inter-American Development Bank, a principal of the Auditor Roles Project provided a keynote address on auditors’ roles in improving government performance management at a Managing for Results Conference of Superior Audit Institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean region, in Santiago, Chile.

More Examples of Value-added Practices by Government Auditors


Case Histories of Audit Organizations that Change Roles to Increase Their Value