The Legislative Audit Bureau participates actively in organizations such as the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES), which is a staff section of the National Conference of State Legislatures. The performance evaluation work of the Bureau receives frequent national attention through Certificate of Impact awards, which are presented by NLPES in recognition of audit results such as:
- dollar savings resulting from implementation of audit recommendations;
- program improvements resulting from implementation of audit recommendations; and
- changes in statutes or funding based on audit findings and recommendations.
Since 2000, the Bureau has received a Certificate of Impact for the following audit reports:
Excellence in Evaluation Award
In 2002, the Bureau also received the Excellence in Evaluation Award, which is presented by NLPES to an office that is determined to have made significant contributions to the field of legislative program evaluation during a four-year period.