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The Office of the Public Auditor is an independent agency of the Commonwealth Government tasked with the reponsibility to audit the receipt, possession, and disbursement of public funds and to perform such other duties as required by law.


October 15, 2014

The CNMI Office of the Public Auditor (OPA) is pleased to announce that it received a full compliance rating for its 2014 quality control peer review. In compliance with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), OPA undergoes an external peer review every three years. The purpose of the review is to determine if OPA’s internal quality control system is suitably designed and operating effectively.

OPA’s previous peer review was conducted in 2011 by a team designated by the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA). The 2014 peer review was once again conducted by APIPA and performed by Charles W. Hester, APIPA Peer Review Technical Consultant; Stoney Taulung, Kosrae State Public Auditor; and Alice Etse, Senior Auditor of the Pohnpei State Auditor’s Office.

OPA is grateful to the 2014 APIPA peer review team for its efforts and professionalism displayed throughout the duration of the review. In addition, OPA extends great appreciation to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs who grants APIPA the funding to perform the peer reviews.

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Last Updated 10/16/2014