The following is a media release from the Massachusetts Auditor’s office.
CHEROKEE, NORTH CAROLINA = At its annual conference ysterday, June 13,, the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) named Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump as its next president.
Bump will serve in this position until June 2020 and will host the NSAA’s annual conference in Boston next year.
“As Massachusetts State Auditor, I’ve challenged agencies to break down interagency silos to find new ways to address old problems and encouraged them to make better use of the technology and data at their fingertips. These efforts have helped to improve government services for residents of the Commonwealth and saved taxpayer dollars,” said Bump. “As president of the NSAA, I look forward to sharing these successes with my colleagues in other states, and working with them to build public trust in government across the nation.”
During her term as the NSAA president, Bump will work to improve collaboration and data-sharing between state auditors and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Bump succeeds outgoing NSAA president, North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood.
In 2011, Bump was the first woman elected as State Auditor in Massachusetts’ history and is now serving her third term.
During her tenure, her office has identified more than $1.3 billion in misspending, inefficiencies, abuse, and fraud in state government.
As auditor, she has modernized the work of her office by implementing innovative data analytic tools and capabilities to better target and assess areas of high risk in state government operations.
Bump currently serves on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Domestic Working Group (DWG), which advises the Comptroller General of the United States.
The NSAA is part of an umbrella organization, the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT), which works to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers, and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues.
The Office of the State Auditor conducts performance audits of state government’s programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. With its reports, the OSA issues recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency. The OSA has identified approximately $1.3 billion in unallowable, questionable, or potentially fraudulent spending and saving opportunities for the Commonwealth since 2011. Last year, auditees report implementation of 92 percent of the OSA’s audit recommendations.