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Are your ACH internal controls strong enough to protect you from fraudsters? SAO has a new resource to help you

August 31, 2022

Fraudsters can impersonate your employees and vendors to redirect Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments meant for payroll direct deposits or vendor payments. You need to stay vigilant and ensure your government has strong internal controls. To help you, SAO has developed a new guide that offers advice on developing ACH payment process policies and employee training, establishing a verification process, and monitoring for unauthorized payee account changes.


Ballots and voting: SAO’s new resource for county election officials

February 17, 2022

Are you responsible for your county’s election processes? A new resource published by the State Auditor’s Office might be able to help you meet and exceed state requirements for ballot processing and voting. The booklet, Ballots & Voting: Resources for County Election Officials, compiles more than two dozen leading practices our Office identified during a recent performance audit.


World premiere: ‘Fish Tank,’ the limited series

December 7, 2021

Today marks the premiere of the Center for Government Innovation’s limited series, “Fish Tank,” on SAO’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. This year, the Center took a new approach to its annual fall outreach to local governments with a four-episode parody of the reality television series, “Shark Tank.”