Purpose of the Committee
The Management Audit Committee (a statutorily created committee of 11 legislators)
selects programs to be evaluated. Once a topic is selected, staff begin the
program evaluation process. The
process culminates in a report that is presented to the Committee. At that time,
the Committee either releases the report to the public or requests additional work
before releasing it. Once the report is released, legislators, agencies, and officials
can use the information to improve statutes, policies, and program operations.
The Committee intends that report recommendations be given serious consideration
by the executive branch. The Committee may choose to stay in touch with the program
informally, request a follow-up, or sponsor legislation related to the reports'
findings and recommendations. Approximately two years after the release of a report,
the Committee directs staff to conduct a follow-up review to determine what actions
have been taken on the recommendations, and what progress has been made towards
How Topics are Selected
Suggestions for evaluation topics come from a variety of sources, including Committee
Members themselves, other legislative committees, individual legislators, and LSO
staff. however, the Committee makes the final determination as to which programs
will be evaluated. When selecting topics, the Committee reviews pertinent facts
and issues of concern such as historical, budget, personnel, and substantive policy
issues. The Committee looks for topics which are important and timely, over which
the state has some control, and where there is potential for improvement.
Managment Audit Committee
Committee Work Plan