Leverage for Efficiency, Accountability and Performance (LEAP) Fund for performance audits
About This Site
Under the leadership of Auditor of State Dave Yost, skinnyOhio.org serves as a resource for state agencies and local governments committed to delivering smarter, streamlined government for the people they serve.
In a time of scarce resources and significant budget cuts, it is imperative that governments at every level seek out efficiencies and innovative ways to do more with less. It is time to “skinny down” government; to return the focus to core missions and priorities.
Performance audits can play a critical role in this effort. Performance audits provide a tool from outside the bureaucracy to do what the profit motive does for the private sector -- drive better, leaner performance based on objective measurements.
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. The cost savings are significant:
- Since 2007, the Auditor of State’s office has conducted 119 audits
- The office has recommended more than $193 million in annual cost savings measures
- The potential return on investment is $23 for every dollar spent to conduct an audit
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. Through this site, governments across Ohio can explore proven strategies, policies and procedures that facilitate efficient and effective organization, operation and budgeting.