The Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO) provides audit, education, and investigative services to the State of Texas.
We play a crucial role in Texas government by providing useful information to decision makers and helping organizations
change for the better. We assist legislators as they deliberate, address issues, and create policies that affect the
citizens of Texas. We support agencies with our knowledge and skill as they manage risk, solve problems, address audit
findings, and plan strategies for their future success. The SAO's achievements result from the work of our outstanding
Our values reflect what we believe to be the most important qualities needed for our success. We expect ongoing debate
among our employees about the meaning of the values — debate that will result in revisions and that will ensure that the
values remain relevant to each individual at the SAO.