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The State Auditor's Office reviews government activities and finances free from outside control and influence.
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Our mission and goals
The State Auditor’s Office holds state and local government accountable for the use of public resources.
Who audits the Auditor?
Two organizations - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the Washington State Office of Financial Management review our work and hold us to high standards.
If you want to work for a respected organization whose purpose is to ensure that the people's money is spent honestly and efficiently, you should consider a career at the State Auditor's Office.
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  • 2014 SWSA Summary
    The Single Audit is an independent audit of systems and internal controls over federally funded programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations. The audit is required as a condition of grants the state receives. It is intended to assess how well the state ensures the federal dollars it receives are spent properly.
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  • 2014 Annual Report
    State Auditor Troy Kelley today announced the release of the State Auditor’s 2014 Annual Report. “It is an easy-to-read, concise summary of the work we did and the accomplishments we enjoyed during 2014,” Kelley said, “a snapshot of the year in local and state government audits, performance audits and special investigations such as fraud, state whistleblower and citizen hotline.”
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  • Local Governments: Promoting Transparency & Accountability
    This special report examines annual financial report filing data. We found that more than $2.2 million in local government expenditures were left unaudited due to unfiled reports.
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  • New Freedom Consumer-Directed Services
    This performance audit evaluated the effectiveness and costs of New Freedom, a pilot program serving low-income adults with disabilities and elderly people, and found it produced comparable health outcomes to the state’s COPES program at a similar cost.
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  • Long-Term Care Worker Certification
    Improvements at DSHS and DOH have helped more applicants obtain the home care aide certificate, but our performance audit found more could be done to improve certification completion rates. Our testing suggests that agency monitoring efforts are reasonable.
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  • State IT Security
    This performance audit offers recommendations that can help Washington improve its IT security posture across state agencies.
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  • ReportTypeReleased
    Arlington School District No 16Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service AgencyAccountability5/26/2015view report
    Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service AgencyFinancial5/26/2015view report
    Cascadia Community CollegeFinancial5/26/2015view report
    City of CamasAccountability5/26/2015view report
    City of CamasFinancial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Cle Elum-Roslyn School District No 404Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Clearview Water Supply AgencyAccountability5/26/2015view report
    Clearview Water Supply AgencyFinancial5/26/2015view report
    College Place School District No 250Accountability5/26/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    College Place School District No 250Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Compliance with the Energy Independence Act (I937): Seattle City LightAttestation Engagements5/26/2015view report
    East Columbia Basin Irrigation DistrictFinancial5/26/2015view report
    East Columbia Basin Irrigation DistrictAccountability5/26/2015view report
    Eastmont School District No 206Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Eastmont School District No 206Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Edmonds School District No 15Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Edmonds School District No 15Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Educational Service District No 112Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Educational Service District No 123Accountability5/26/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Enumclaw School District No 216Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Ephrata School District No 165Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Ferndale School District No 502Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Highline School District No 401Federal Program5/26/2015view report
    Kennewick School District No 17Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Lake Washington School District No 414Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Nespelem School District No 14Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Nine Mile Falls School District No 325/179Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Nine Mile Falls School District No 325/179Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Okanogan School District No 105Accountability5/26/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Okanogan School District No 105Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Onalaska School District No 300Attestation Engagements5/26/2015view report
    Peninsula School District No 401Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Peninsula School District No 401Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Port of EverettAccountability5/26/2015view report
    Port of EverettFinancial5/26/2015view report
    Puget Sound Educational Service District No 121Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Puget Sound Educational Service District No 121Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Puyallup School District No 3Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Quincy School District No 144Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Republic School District No 309Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Republic School District No 309Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Royal School District No 160Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Royal School District No 160Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    San Juan Island School District No 149Accountability5/26/2015view report
    San Juan Island School District No 149Financial5/26/2015view report
    Sequim School District No 323Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Sequim School District No 323Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    South Kitsap School District No 402Attestation Engagements5/26/2015view report
    Stevenson-Carson School District No 303Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Stevenson-Carson School District No 303Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Tacoma School District No 10Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Tacoma School District No 10Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Walla Walla School District No 140Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Warden School District No 146-161Accountability5/26/2015view report
    Warden School District No 146-161Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    Wenatchee School District No 246Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report
    West Valley School District No 208Financial and Federal5/26/2015view report

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  • Fraud
    City of Rock Island
  • Financial and Federal
    State of Washington Single Audit Report
    Financial and Federal
  • Whistleblower
    Department of Early Learning
  • Financial and Federal
    Chehalis School District No 302
    Financial and Federal
  • Accountability
    King County
  • Whistleblower
    Washington State University
  • Accountability
    Travel Audit 2nd Report
  • Accountability
    City of Arlington
  • Accountability
    City of Tumwater
  • Whistleblower
    Social and Health Services, Department of