This organization was originally created as the Central American Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCEFS), within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, (OLACEFS).
In the Extraordinary General Assembly held in San Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, on July 24, 1998, it was agreed to amend the statutes of the OCEFS and the change of name from Central American Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCEFS), to Central American Organization and of the Caribbean of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCCEFS), it was also agreed in said Assembly, that the headquarters of the Executive Secretariat will be permanent and will be in Honduras.
In the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Central American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCCEFS), held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 19, 1999, the amendments to the statutes were approved, among which is the change of denomination.
Doctor Edwin Humberto Salazar Jerez
Comptroller General of Accounts of the Republic of Guatemala
President of the OCCEFS
Abog. Roy Pineda Castro
Magistrate President of the Court of Auditors Republic of Honduras
Executive Secretary OCCEFS 2017-2019
The powers and obligations of the Presidency are:
- Legally represent OCCEFS and preside over the General Assemblies.
- Ensure compliance with the agreements and decisions of the General Assembly.
- Convene and preside over the Ordinary and Extraordinary Assemblies.
- Promote and stimulate the processes of exchange, technical preparation and specific training of officials and members of the OCCEFS.
- Present the programs, projects and budgets of the Organization to the General Assembly for approval.
- Prepare and consolidate reports of the activities carried out and submit it to the General Assembly for approval.
- Ensure that these Statutes are complied with and that the integrity and permanence of the OCCEFS is maintained, within its established principles and objectives.
- Keep the members of the Organization informed of those matters that, due to their importance, need to be known by them.
- Promote the creation of the OCCEFS Central Documentation and Archives Center, for which it will ask the members to send the specialized publications and the corresponding documentation.
- Sign the Agreements that have been approved by the General Assembly.
OLACEFS XLIII ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Went under the motto: "Integration, transparency and development for the region"
Held from July 4 to 5, 2019 at the “National” Hotel in Havana, in the Republic of Cuba.
It was attended by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, who honored the event with his participation and the prominent presence of Mr. Economist Nelson Shack Yalta, Head of the SAI of Peru and President of the Latin American Organization and of the Caribbean of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS). The President of Cuba addressed those present, referring to the government's willingness to host the event before the request made to the Cuban Controllership by OCCEFS executives. He noted the importance of achieving full transparency in government efforts and referred to the complex international, regional and national situation. He welcomed the participants wishing a successful development of the meeting and a pleasant stay.
The Executive Secretary of the OCCEFS, Mr. Roy Pineda Castro, President of the SAI of Honduras, thanked the presence of the President of Cuba who honored the meeting.
The agenda dealt with, among its themes: Welcome words from the Comptroller General of the Republic of Cuba; Remarks by the President of OLACEFS; Presidency Report; Reports of the Executive Secretary on the 2018-2019 Management, the 2018-2019 POA Evaluation and the 2019-2020 POA approval as well as the Financial Report.
It was also addressed: the approval of the Website Positioning Strategy; of the Regulations of the Statutes; the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the SAI of Peru and OCCEFS; The structure of the OCCEFS and a Panel for the exchange of experiences on the use of technology in the oversight of SAIs and the implementation of a culture of integrity in SAIs was developed.
During the development of the assembly, there was consensus regarding the need to have a greater exchange between SAIs in relation to the best experiences and practices in the audit work and to have a database of experts and good practices. To this end, steps will be taken to develop training in the area of Bigdata and data analytics, which will be coordinated between the SAIs of Costa Rica and Guatemala. The President of OLACEFS offered to share a format to incorporate the good practices of the SAI.