About the Auditor General’s Office
Although initially created in 1836 as an elected office, the Auditor General is now appointed by a majority vote of the legislative members to serve an eight year term, as prescribed by the Michigan Constitution of 1963. The Constitution and other statutes provide the Auditor General with the authority to conduct post financial and performance audits of all branches, departments, offices, boards, authorities, and other institutions. The OAG fulfills these mandates by directly conducting or contracting for audits executed in accordance with professional accounting and auditing standards. The resulting reports are public documents.