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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.
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.
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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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  • ReportTypeReleased
    Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern WashingtonFinancial and Federal7/2/2015view report
    Central Kitsap School District No 401Financial and Federal7/2/2015view report
    City of Kennewick Economic Development CorporationAccountability7/2/2015view report
    City of PoulsboAccountability7/2/2015view report
    City of Walla WallaFinancial and Federal7/2/2015view report
    Housing Authority of BrewsterAccountability7/2/2015view report
    Kittitas Public Utility District No 1Accountability7/2/2015view report
    Spokane County Fire Protection District No 10Accountability7/2/2015view report
    Walla Walla Housing AuthorityFinancial and Federal7/2/2015view report
    Waterville School District No 209Accountability7/2/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Waterville School District No 209Financial7/2/2015view report
    Yakima School District No 7Accountability7/2/2015view report
    Benton CountyComprehensive Annual Financial Report6/30/2015view report
    Chelan CountyComprehensive Annual Financial Report6/30/2015view report
    City of RichlandComprehensive Annual Financial Report6/30/2015view report
    City of SeattleComprehensive Annual Financial Report6/30/2015view report
    Bainbridge Island School District No 303Attestation Engagements6/29/2015view report
    Central Washington Public Utilities Unified Insurance Program TrustFinancial6/29/2015view report
    City of LakewoodFinancial and Federal6/29/2015view report
    City of LakewoodAccountability6/29/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    City of PoulsboFinancial and Federal6/29/2015view report
    City of PuyallupComprehensive Annual Financial Report6/29/2015view report
    Clark County Fire Protection District No 2Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Compliance with the Energy Independence Act (I937): Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis CountyAttestation Engagements6/29/2015view report
    Cowlitz County Cemetery District No 4Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Department of Early LearningAccountability6/29/2015view report
    Edmonds Transportation Benefit DistrictAccountability6/29/2015view report
    Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No 17Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Grays Harbor Water District No 8Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Jefferson County Park and Recreation District No 1Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Mary M Knight School District No 311Accountability6/29/2015view report
    Mary M Knight School District No 311Financial6/29/2015view report
    Mason Conservation DistrictAccountability6/29/2015view report
    Mason Conservation DistrictFinancial and Federal6/29/2015view report
    Office of Fraud and Accountability BacklogPerformance6/29/2015view report
    Port Angeles School District No 121Accountability6/29/2015view report
    Public Defense, Office ofWhistleblower6/29/2015view report
    Skagit County Fire Protection District No 1Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Snohomish County Dike Improvement District No 1Small Local Government Accountability Audit6/29/2015view report
    Timberlands Regional Support NetworkFinancial6/29/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Timberlands Regional Support NetworkAccountability6/29/2015view report
    Whatcom Community CollegeFinancial6/29/2015view report
    Whatcom Community CollegeAccountability6/29/2015view report
    Yakima School District No 7Attestation Engagements6/29/2015view report

    View audit reports released in the last two weeks
  • 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
  • Accountability
    Mason County
    Accountability
    4/13/2015
  • Financial and Federal
    Shoreline School District No 412
    Financial and Federal
    4/23/2015
  • Financial
    Clark College
    Financial
    4/30/2015
  • Accountability
    City of Moses Lake
    Accountability
    6/11/2015
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