Swiss Federal Audit Office
Monbijoustrasse 45
CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: +41 58 463 11 11
Fax: +41 58 463 11 00

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Welcome to the
Swiss Federal Audit Office

The Swiss Federal Audit Office is the supreme audit
institution of the Confederation. It assists parliament
and the Federal Council, is independent and is bound
only by the Constitution and the law. Its mandate is set out in the Federal Audit Office Act.

The SFAO audits the financial conduct of the Federal Administration and of numerous semi-government bodies
and international organisations.

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Latest press release

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Central Compensation Office straightens things out and moves forward - PA 15381

The Central Compensation Office (CCO) is emerging from the turmoil. An audit carried out by the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) found a marked improvement in the situation following the measures taken by the Federal Finance Administration and the new management of the CCO in August 2014. There has been a reorganisation in IT and procurement, two areas where the deficiencies had already been notified directly by the SFAO to the Head of the Federal Department of Finance.

Publication 04.2016

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Swiss Federal Audit Office's priorities for 2016

The Federal Council has taken note of the annual programme of the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) for 2016. This programme is drawn up completely independently by the SFAO. Aside from the emphasis placed on profitability audits, the SFAO's teams will audit several significant federal IT projects and will continue their work on issues associated with federal purchases.

Publication 01.2016

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Shortcomings in the supervision of direct federal tax and of direct taxation harmonisation - Consolidation of previous reports addressed to the Federal Tax Administration - PA 15639

Audit of the key ICT project IVZ - Federal Roads Office - PA 15627