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Follow-up of previously reported performance audits

​The Office of the Auditor General of Norway will follow up two out of nine previously reported performance audits: the investigation into the reorganisation of the Norwegian Tax Administration and the police's work on crimes against property.

Published 10/21/2015 1:00 PM

​Document 3:1 (2015–2016) The Office of the Auditor General’s follow-up of performance audits considered by the Storting was submitted to the Storting on 21 October 2015. The follow-up deals with nine cases. In seven of the cases the follow-up shows that the administration has rectified matters on which the OAG had remarks. The cases have therefore been closed.

The following two cases will be subject to further review by the OAG:

The Office of the Auditor General's investigation into the reorganisation of the Norwegian Tax Administration  – Document 3:4 (2011-2012)
The OAG sees that a number of measures have been carried out in areas where weaknesses were pointed out.
The controls have become more accurate, but the scope of controls has been significantly reduced.
One prerequisite for enabling taxpayers to comply with the regulations is that they receive accurate and complete information when they contact the tax authorities. Despite multiple measures, surveys carried out by external agencies show that the quality of the responses from the Tax Hotline did not improve from 2011 to 2013.
The OAG will continue to follow the case.

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into the police's work on crimes against property – Document 3:6 (2011-2012)
While the number of cases in this area has been reduced, the hidden figures are significant.
The detection rate for crimes for profit is virtually unchanged, and there are still major differences in the detection rate between police districts.
The OAG will continue to follow the case.

The following cases will be closed:

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into the Directorate of Integration and Diversity’s goal achievement and use of policy instruments in the work of settling and qualifying refugees  – Document 3:3 (2010–2011)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into property management in health trusts and regional health authorities – Document 3:11 (2010–2011)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into the free choice of hospital system – Document 3:3 (2011–2012)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into the management of hazardous waste – Document 3:7 (2011–2012)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority – Document 3:8 (2011–2012)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into efficient utilisation of resources by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) – Document 3:10 (2011–2012)

The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into rehabilitation in the health service – Document 3:11 (2011–2012)

About the follow-up

The Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAG) normally follows up performance audits three years after the matters have been discussed by the Storting. If necessary improvements have not been put in place after three years, the case is followed up again the following year.

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