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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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  • Regulatory Reform: Enhancing Regulatory Agency Coordination
    The state would benefit from a more strategic approach to coordinating agency regulatory approvals, our performance audit found.
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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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  • ReportTypeReleased
    City of TukwilaComprehensive Annual Financial Report7/28/2015view report
    City of BellevueComprehensive Annual Financial Report7/27/2015view report
    City of BellinghamFinancial and Federal7/27/2015view report
    City of WoodlandFinancial and Federal7/27/2015view report
    Freeman School District No 358Financial7/27/2015view report
    Freeman School District No 358Accountability7/27/2015view report
    Island County Cemetery District No 1Small Local Government Accountability Audit7/27/2015view report
    Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on AgingAccountability7/27/2015view report
    Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on AgingFinancial and Federal7/27/2015view report
    Metropolitan Park District of TacomaFinancial7/27/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Metropolitan Park District of TacomaAccountability7/27/2015view report
    Port of KeyportSmall Local Government Accountability Audit7/27/2015view report
    Skagit County Cemetery District No 2Small Local Government Accountability Audit7/27/2015view report
    Skamania County Public Utility District No 1Financial7/27/2015view report
    Snohomish County Fire Protection District No 25Small Local Government Accountability Audit7/27/2015view report

    View audit reports released in the last two weeks
  • Fraud
    Snoqualmie Pass Utility District
    Fraud
    7/13/2015
  • Fraud
    City of Entiat
    Fraud
    6/22/2015
  • Accountability
    Travel Audit 2nd Report
    Accountability
    5/11/2015
  • Fraud
    University of Washington
    Fraud
    7/23/2015
  • Fraud
    Grant County Mosquito Control District No. 2
    Fraud
    7/9/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Labor and Industries, Department of
    Whistleblower
    6/25/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Corrections, Department of
    Whistleblower
    6/18/2015
  • Accountability
    City of Moses Lake
    Accountability
    6/11/2015
  • Accountability
    Labor and Industries, Department of
    Accountability
    7/13/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Social and Health Services, Department of
    Whistleblower
    5/4/2015
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