State Budget Office
The Office of Internal Audit Services (OIAS) is responsible for providing internal audit services to the executive branch departments of Michigan state government. They provide objective, independent assurance and consulting activities that are designed to add value and improve the State of Michigan's operations.
The Office of Internal Audit Services works with agencies to provide recommendations and reasonable assurance regarding:
(Pictured Left to Right: Paul Jacokes, John Juarez, Rhoda Henderson-Fields, Rick Lowe, Sherri Washabaugh, Fran Thelen, Kevin Vennard)
We would like to congratulate Rick Lowe, Chief Internal Auditor for winning the 2019 Internal Auditor of the Year Award. The honor was awarded by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) earlier this March at their spring conference. The award recognizes leadership, exceptional achievement in business or a significant contribution to the internal audit community, including a desire to work with others to foster lifelong learning.
Rick has nearly 30 years of experience in various leadership roles in the areas of audit, internal control and risk management. He has worked with all State of Michigan executive branch departments to improve internal audit, risks management and internal control practices to improve the State’s enterprise risk management capabilities.