Government agencies have a reputation, deserved or otherwise, for being wasteful and unreliable. As such, all budgets and procedures shall be audited.
All government agencies, departments, and organizations, together with contractor organizations and other government-controlled or directly-employed organizations shall have all finances audited by an independent, neutral, third-party no less than once each year to establish fiscal responsibility. Non-governmental organizations shall have the scope of audits limited to those directly related to contracted or instructed activities.
All current and proposed budgets shall be analyzed prior to enactment. Audits should seek not only accuracy, but waste, over-complexity and favoritism. Reports must be published on a public location on the Internet in a standard format, and must be prominently publicized on the website(s) for the associated government organization(s). Issues noted must be corrected promptly. Issues involving accuracy must be corrected within one month. Issues of waste, over-complexity and favoritism must be corrected in the next annual budget; any subsequent budget which contains issues specifically noted from the previous version may not be enacted, and the committee approving, recommending, or passing such a budget will be cited.
All laws, regulations, procedures and codes shall be analyzed prior to final consideration or enactment, and re-analyzed no less than every six years. Audits should seek not only accuracy, but waste, over-complexity and favoritism, and consideration shall be taken for interaction and inter-relationships with materials not under immediate analysis. Issues of waste, over-complexity and favoritism must be corrected in draft form within one month and must be finalized within one year. Any subsequent versions which contain issues specifically noted from the previous version may not be enacted, and the committee approving, recommending, or passing such revisions will be cited.