About Our Office


The Office of Legislative Audits is part of the Maryland General Assembly’s Department of Legislative Services.  Our mission is to serve the General Assembly and the citizens of Maryland by providing independent, objective, and non-partisan audits and evaluations of State government agencies and local school systems.  These audits assist the General Assembly in its oversight responsibilities and lead to improved performance throughout State government. 





OLA operates under the authority of the State Government Article, Sections 2-1217 through 2-1228 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and reports to the General Assembly’s Joint Audit and Evaluation CommitteeOLA audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office.  OLA is directed by the Legislative Auditor and is staffed by more than 100 professional auditors, many of whom are CPAs.