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TERRITORIAL AUDIT OFFICE (TAO)

AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNMENT

 

WHO WE ARE

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MISSION

Our goal is to make decisions early in the audit process to best target our efforts while remaining flexible to deal with uncertainty. Shared understanding about how and why we do our work is key to achieving our mission. 

CORE VALUES

  • Accountability – We believe that government officials and agencies, including our office, are accountable to citizens for their performance, use of resources, stewardship of assets, and ethical conduct.

  • Transparency – We believe that free and open access to information is necessary for government officials and agencies to be accountable.

  • Integrity – We conduct our work and report results fairly, honestly, objectively, and independently. We strive to be accurate, but will publicly acknowledge and correct our mistakes. 

  • Quality – We are committed to producing high-quality work and continuously strive to improve our performance. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because we evaluate the performance and conduct of other ASG employees, we hold ourselves to high standards. Audit staff must:

  • Preserve Independence – Avoid conflicts of interest arising from relationships, financial interests, and responsibilities. Disclose potential conflicts to the Territorial Auditor before being assigned to a project. 

  • Act with Professionalism – Conduct work objectively and treat staff and officials of audited agencies, co-workers, and members of the public with respect.

Make Proper use of Information, Resources, and Position – Protect confidential or sensitive information and do not use access to information or other ASG resources for personal gain or to the detriment of ASG’s interests.

 

REPORT FRAUD WASTE & ABUSE TO THE TAO

Tolu Street - Lions Park Tafuna
Pago Pago American Samoa, 96799

Office Phone (684) 699-5191

Office Fax (684) 633-5194