Public Records Request Study
At the request of the Legislature, this performance audit examined the effect of public records requests on state and local governments.   We found that a changing public records environment and a Public Records Act (PRA) that has not kept pace with present-day issues pose challenges that, if not addressed, may undermine the original intent of public records laws and hinder other essential government services.  Read the study and see the interactive data visualization here.
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  • Effects of Public Records Requests on Governments
    This performance audit found policy issues that the Legislature could address and practices that can help governments manage and respond to public records requests.
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  • State Patrol Radio Narrowbanding Project
    This performance audit examined the Patrol's recent radio system project and made recommendations to help improve future project management.
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  • I-1163 Certification (2016)
    This performance audit found state agencies have improved many aspects of certifying new care workers and more people are applying, but certification rates have not risen.
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  • Health Benefit Exchange
    A new performance audit found that while the Exchange's costs are reasonable, correcting reimbursements for Medicaid services and establishing cash reserves will ensure future sustainability.
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  • Statewide Single Audit Report
    The Auditor's Office report on how state agencies have managed the federal grants they received in fiscal year 2015 has now been released.
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  • Administrative Appeals
    This performance audit found the selected hearing processes work as intended, but the state could clarify matters around communication with judges and informal guidance to make them appear even more impartial.
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    Adams County Parks and Recreation District No 3Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    City of RedmondFinancial and Federal8/29/2016view report
    Compliance with the Energy Independence Act (I937): Grays Harbor County Public Utility District No. 1Attestation Engagements8/29/2016view report
    Compliance with the Energy Independence Act (I937): Grays Harbor County Public Utility District No. 1Attestation Engagements8/29/2016view report
    Evergreen School District No. 114 Alternative Learning ExperienceSpecial8/29/2016view report
    Excel Public Charter SchoolAccountability8/29/2016view report
    Foss Waterway Development AuthorityFinancial8/29/2016view report
    Jefferson County Cemetery District No 2Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    King County Water District No 123Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Kittitas County Conservation DistrictAccountability8/29/2016view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Kittitas County Conservation DistrictFinancial8/29/2016view report
    La Conner Regional Library DistrictAssessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Ledgewood Beach Water DistrictAssessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Lincoln County Park and Recreation District No 3Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Okanogan County Public Hospital District No 4Accountability8/29/2016view report
    Pend Oreille County Fire Protection District No 5Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Pierce CountyComprehensive Annual Financial Report8/29/2016view report
    Pierce County Fire Protection District No 26Assessment Audit8/29/2016view report
    Rainier PrepAccountability8/29/2016view report
    Spokane International AcademyAccountability8/29/2016view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Summit Public Schools Washington - SierraAccountability8/29/2016view report
    Summit Public Schools Washington-OlympusAccountability8/29/2016view report
    Tacoma Employees' Retirement SystemFinancial8/29/2016view report
    The Effect of Public Records Requests on State and Local GovernmentsPerformance8/29/2016view report
    Washington Fire Commissioners AssociationFinancial8/29/2016view report

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    7/18/2016
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    Eastern Washington State Historical Society
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    6/23/2016
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    City of Mukilteo
    Financial
    6/23/2016
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