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NewspaperAll current SFAO press releases, an archive and the list of upcoming publications can be found here.

Upcoming SFAO publications

Here you will find the upcoming publications for the period from 19 February 2024 to 10 April 2024 (FinDel D1). These reports can be obtained under embargo 72 hours before the publication date, information: tel. 058 462 26 66.

Annual programme for 2024: focus on digitalisation and demographic change

The Finance Delegation and the Federal Council have taken note of the annual programme of the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) for 2024. Aside from audits of annual financial statements, the annual programme also includes audits in connection with digitalisation and the impact of demographic change.

Transparency in political funding – final accounts from 2023 federal elections are available

Political funding at federal level is subject to new transparency requirements. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) now has the final reported receipts from the 2023 elections, together with a list of the people and organisations audited during the election campaign. The budgeted receipts for the campaigning in connection with the popular votes on 3 March 2024 are also available.

Whistleblowing: the number of reporting offices in public administrations has doubled

Between 2018 and 2022, the number of whistleblowing reporting offices almost doubled. This positive and welcome trend is revealed in a study commissioned by the Swiss Federal Audit Office from the Graubünden University of Applied Sciences (FHGR). The survey covered the Confederation, all the cantons and the seven largest Swiss cities. Whistleblowing is regarded as a necessary and useful tool for improving public services.