By Kevin Holtsberry – Public Affairs Staff Writer
Performance audits are a proven resource in the effort to drive efficient and effective government. The Auditor of State’s office has conducted hundreds of performance audits and has made thousands of recommendations to governments of every shape and size.
As an online clearinghouse, skinnyOhio.org gathers the best practices in critical areas gleaned from these performance audits and makes them available online so that a wider audience may benefit. These measures not only lead to cost savings, but position the entities that implement them to plan strategically for the future and better adjust to budget challenges, while continuing to meet their goals and the expectations of their citizens.
“The people of Ohio deserve skinny, accountable government,” Auditor Yost said. “Everybody talks about lean government, but it’s harder to do than to say. This website will provide the “how” for local officials.”
The content on skinnyOhio.org ranges from staff and facility planning to vehicle fleet operations and maintenance to financial forecasting, energy management and technology. The site will be regularly updated with the latest news and information concerning performance audits, shared services and cost-saving initiatives.