A Performance Audit
A Report on the Delegation of Authority to State Entities to Contract for External Audit Services
To provide more information regarding the amount of audit work being performed related to state government, the State Auditor’s Office has compiled the following data on delegations of authority to contract for audit services. The State Auditor’s Office is responsible for reviewing and approving state entities’ delegation of authority requests in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 321.020 (see text box). From September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, the State Auditor’s Office received and approved 141 delegation of authority requests from 69 state entities.
Some delegations of authority covered more than one project, the majority of which were for financial audits. The 141 delegation of authority requests included 172 projects with an estimated total cost of approximately $33.5 million, as reported by the state entities in their delegation of authority requests.
Of the 172 projects included in the 141 delegation of authority requests reviewed, 81 (47.1 percent) were for financial audits, 62 (36.0 percent) were for other services, and 29 (16.9 percent) were for internal audit services.
This table lists the approved delegations of authority that 69 entities requested between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. It lists the project type, the contractor to provide the outsourced services, and the requesting entity’s estimated cost of the services to be provided as reported in its delegation request.
Article I – General Government
Article II – Health and Human Services
Article III – Education
Article V – Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Article VI – Natural Resources
Article VII – Business and Economic Development
Article VIII – Regulatory
Other State Entities
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