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The State Auditor's Office reviews government activities and finances free from
outside control and influence.
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About Us
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.
Careers
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.
Contact Us
Find your regional audit office, our main office in Olympia, or the staff member assigned to your audit.
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  • Prioritizing Fraud Investigations at the Department of Social and Health Services' Office of Fraud and Accountability
    In our performance audit of the Department of Social and Health Services' Office of Fraud and Accountability, we found they could do more to prioritize investigations & reduce backlog.
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  • Completeness of Washington’s Criminal History Records Database
    This performance audit evaluated whether or not Washington’s criminal history records database is complete, and if not, why not.
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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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  • 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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  • Accountability
    Travel Audit 2nd Report
    Accountability
    5/11/2015
  • Fraud
    City of Entiat
    Fraud
    6/22/2015
  • Special
    Toppenish School District No 202
    Special
    4/20/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Social and Health Services, Department of
    Whistleblower
    4/9/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Corrections, Department of
    Whistleblower
    4/13/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Labor and Industries, Department of
    Whistleblower
    6/25/2015
  • Financial and Federal
    Shoreline School District No 412
    Financial and Federal
    4/23/2015
  • Accountability
    Mason County
    Accountability
    4/13/2015
  • Financial
    Clark College
    Financial
    4/30/2015
  • Accountability
    City of Moses Lake
    Accountability
    6/11/2015
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