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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.
Latest press release
Confederation needs strong IT steering body (PA 14248)
The Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) is an important lever of the Federal Council's IT policy. However, this unit needs to perform that role fully. That is the message conveyed to the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) by the Federal Administration, a client of the FITSU. The SFAO has also submitted two audits on the FITSU's key ICT projects. These projects are progressing well, except for one case where delays can be expected.
Procurement of electrical energy - Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (PA 14359)
Ever since the electricity market was partially opened up in 2009, the FOBL, as a major consumer, has had the possibility of procuring power on the free market. Unlike energy, the costs for grid utilisation are still levied by the monopolized grid operators. The SFAO's aim is to use the audit to assess whether the FOBL procures power in an economical manner and complies with the ecological principles of the Federal Council, and whether there is sufficient security of supply with regard to power.
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