The Office of Internal Audit performs the auditing function for the Executive Branch of State Government, and falls under the Department of Administration. OIA reports functionally to the Internal Audit Advisory Group (Group) and administratively to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OIA provides the Governor and the Director of OMB with an independent appraisal and evaluation of the effectiveness of financial and operational controls through objective analyses, evaluations, and recommendations on operations, systems, and contracted services of state government. Additionally, OIA provides expert technical advice on how to coordinate process improvement and quality control activities across state government.
The Office of Management and Budget provides ongoing, transparent fiscal analysis, management support, and analytical research to the public, the Governor, the General Assembly and State departments and agencies.
"OMB is Rhode Island's source of credible, unbiased financial information and management assistance for state agencies. We strive to provide greater detail to the public on the annual state budget process, information about federal grants, and continuous improvements in state agency performance and the regulatory landscape."
Jonathan WomerDirector, Office of Management and Budget
The Budget Office provides credible, accurate, financial information to the Governor. The Office presents objective insight, analysis, and advice to the Governor to maximize finite resources and implement his policy priorities.
The Office of Grants Management leverages and enhances federal funding, including grants, contracts, and loans, in support of the Governor's strategic agenda fostering meaningful results, programmatic accountability, fiscal integrity, and transparency.
The Office of Performance Management was created to develop data-driven processes to improve the efficiency and outcomes of state government programs. One of its main functions is to develop performance measures for government programs and provide regular reports on program performance. The Office works to improve government efficiency by streamlining processes, promoting innovation, and encouraging greater interagency cooperation. It also performs data analysis and other research to inform budget and policy decisions.
The Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) aims to improve Rhode Island's business climate by making it easier for businesses to successfully navigate state and municipal permitting and regulatory affairs. The office facilitates the creation and refinement of a clear, predictable, and reliable regulatory system by removing barriers to economic growth and improving competitiveness, while protecting taxpayer interests.