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Special Project Award
ALGA’s Special Project Award recognized the best, most innovative non-audit report or other product created by an audit shop. The report or product submitted for consideration could not be a performance audit report.
Criteria for the Special Project Award:
Major service impact and/or significant financial outcome
Usefulness to customer
Unique objective or subject matter
Progressive, forward-thinking perspective
Success of project or action produced
Special Project Award History:
1997 – ALGA’s awards program was expanded to include awards for special projects.
2003 - Honorable mention awards could be presented to report submissions issued in 2002
2005 – The Special Project Award was eliminated due to changes in the provisions for non-audit services in the new Yellow Book
List of Past Winners of the Special Project Award
The Website Award recognizes organizational members' websites. The primary goals of the Website Award Program are to: 1) encourage all audit shops to improve their websites, 2) reward organizations that have good websites, and 3) provide audit shops with general guidelines for improvement. Website Awards are given to the three organizational member websites determined by the judges to be the best demonstrations of content; usability and accessibility; design; uniqueness; and a wildcard (for extras or exceptional areas). If the judges deem appropriate, an "Honorable Mention" may be awarded to any organization.
The Website Award was retired in 2011 due to declining participation.
2011 Website Award Winners
Gold Winner - Office of the City Controller, City of Philadephia (PA)
The Office of the Philadelphia City Controller's website earned the 2011 ALGA Website Gold Award. The website for the City of Philadelphia Office of the Controller was clear, informative, engaging, and easy to navigate. The site is well-organized and features timely information. The prominent use of news links and press releases draw readers into reports and the site effectively uses various types of media to convey information. In addition, the site highlights an innovative rewards program for City of Philadelphia and School District employees who make innovative suggestions to improve the performance of local government. Overall, it is an excellent website.
Silver Winner - Office of Public Accountability, Guam
The Guam Office of Public Accountability (OPA) has earned the 2011 ALGA Website Silver Award. Judges found that the home page provides current and easily accessible information such as new OPA releases, links to highlights and detailed reports. Drop down menus are used to expose the wealth of information available and help to make navigating the site effortless. The website demonstrates an excellent use of graphics that change from page to page. The ethics section, hotline forms, frequently asked questions, and contact us functions were among other areas that caused the website to stand out. All in all, it is an exceptional website. As one judge commented, "It's slick."
Bronze Winner - Office of the City Auditor, Audit Services Division, City of Portland (OR)
The City of Portland Auditor's Office, Audit Services Division's website earned the 2011 ALGA Website Bronze Award. The City Auditor website provides connections to other city services, calendars, departments and research resources such as the code of ethics, city code and charter, city policies, city ombudsman, audit reports and the fraud hotline. Navigation is intuitive, consistent and user friendly. The design is clean, attractive and inviting. The site uses good formatting and consistent design throughout. The use of five languages is unique, as is the attractive slide show. The rich content, modern design and easy access to information serves as a portal to city services and the Office of the City Auditor.
Past Website Award Winners
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