The meeting was held with great success in the new premises of the TCU with a large turnout of representatives and heads of 19 regional SAIs.

Among the main issues discussed were agreements for the addition of three new members: the Comptroller General`s Office of Curacao as a full member, the Court of Auditors of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro as an Affiliate Member, and the Court of Auditors of the State of Amazonas, also as Affiliate Member.

In order to ensure quality and the participation of a high number of SAIs, the term of the Working Group “Manuals, Guides and Comments on the Charter and Regulations of OLACEFS” – GTN, was extended until November 2014.

Also discussed were financial-accounting matters which will allow for an efficient and effective inventory and accounting process to be conducted for the fixed assets of the organization. In addition, the useful life of movable OLACEFS property was established, as were criteria for a policy concerning uncollectible membership debts.

Finally, OLACEFS’ new Membership Guide was approved which simplifies the admission process for new members in order to promote international and regional cooperation, and updates relevant procedures.

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