MA State Auditor's Update
Apr 24, 2024 12:00 PM
Dianna DiZoglio
MA State Auditor's Update

Diana DiZoglio

State Auditor

Auditor Diana DiZoglio is the 26th Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  She was sworn into her first term on January 18, 2023. She is committed to help move Massachusetts forward by working to increase transparency and accountability in state government. Auditor DiZoglio is a former State Senator (1st Essex District), State Representative (14th Essex District), and chief of staff to the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. Her decade-long service on Beacon Hill has provided her with the insight and fortitude to work alongside elected officials, labor, community advocates, stakeholders and everyday working people throughout the Commonwealth's cities and towns. Her humble beginnings, non-profit work and labor experience helped her nurture, cultivate, and develop relationships with a diverse expanse of people. Auditor DiZoglio began her public service in state government in 2013, serving as a state representative for the 14th Essex district, which includes portions of North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Middlesex Community College. She is a resident of Methuen, where she grew up.

Making Government Work Better

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio serves as the chief accountability officer for Massachusetts state government and its residents. Her office conducts audits of state entities and contractors to assess their performance and recommend improvements to make government work better. 

$1.4 billionThe amount of improper spending or missed savings opportunities identified by the Office of the State Auditor since 2011.

In addition to ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely, audits, reports and investigations have also improved state government performance. 

The OSA has offices in Boston, Marlborough, Chicopee, and Brockton.

Accountability Beyond Audits

Through its Division of Local Mandates, the State Auditor's office also assists local and state government leaders to identify and address the impacts of unfunded mandates. Since 1983, the work of the Division of Local Mandates has helped to provide over $362.9 million in state funding or other remediation to local communities. 

$362.9 millionThe amount of state funding or other remediation provided to local governments as a result of the work of the Office of the State Auditor.

Recognizing the important role that public benefit programs play in the lives of many of the Commonwealth's most vulnerable residents, through its Bureau of Special Investigations, the Office of the State Auditor identifies fraud in these programs to ensure they are operating with integrity. To accomplish this, the development and use of sophisticated data analytics tools to proactively identify fraudulent activity in these programs was used. In fiscal year 2020, the office identified a record $8.2 million in public assistance fraud.