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The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) accepts press enquiries via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at telephone number +41 58 463 11 11.

The SFAO publishes its annual programme every year in January. It selectively issues press releases and regularly updates its list of upcoming publications.

Anyone interested can order This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or subscribe to its Twitter feed.

Access to the documents (FoIA)

Transparency is a top priority for the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO). Its annual programme and annual report are public. Dozens of audit reports have been published every year since 2014.

All other SFAO documents are subject to the provisions of the Federal Act on Freedom of Information in the Administration (FoIA). According to the Act, which has been in force since 1 July 2006, any person may request access to official documents without having to demonstrate a special interest. Exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act are provided for to protect overriding public or private interests (a threat to Switzerland's internal or external security, trade or manufacturing secrets, etc.).

We accept your enquiries by post, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax or telephone. To facilitate document identification, as much information as possible should be included about the document (e.g. date, title, reference number, time period, specific event, subject matter, preparing or receiving authority, other affected authorities).

Annual report drawings

The SFAO's annual report has been illustrated by editorial cartoonists since 2014 (examples).