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The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) provides a variety of free guides, checklists, best practices and tools to help Washington governments improve internal controls, grants management, procurement practices, financial reporting, and cybersecurity. 

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Internal Controls


Financial Reporting

Government Operations

Organizational Safeguards

Piggybacking is an alternative to conducting your own bid process, but it can be complicated. Our updated guide addresses the most common questions and alerts you to changes in some of SAO’s guidance. It includes a step-by-step approach to piggybacking, as well as an optional checklist for you to use!


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