Our mission is to bolster the Senate’s ability to scrutinize and critique government operations. To that end, the office will encourage and facilitate oversight that prods agencies and departments to measure and report their performance in meaningful ways. The office will provide objective research and create a written record for Senate committees engaged in oversight activities. The office may offer conclusions and alternatives on issues, but it will not take formal positions on policy. While recognizing that Senators may be divided in their approaches and goals, the office itself will operate in a non-partisan fashion and will serve legislators identically, regardless of party.