State Auditor Pat McCarthy
The staff of the Washington State Auditor's Office is delighted to welcome our 11th State Auditor, Pat McCarthy.  Prior to becoming the first woman elected as Washington State Auditor, she was the first woman to be elected Pierce County Executive.  Pat previously served as Pierce County Auditor and was named the 2005 Washington state Auditor of the Year.  A champion of open government, Pat was honored with the Key Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government.  
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  • Workforce Development: Identifying CTE Student Outcomes
    This performance audit found data about students in career and technical education can help identify their postsecondary outcomes.
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  • Performance Audit 2016 Progress Report
    This special report follows up on the actions agencies have taken to implement performance audit recommendations made in recent years.
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  • Barriers to Home Care Aide Certification
    A new performance audit found some applicants encounter barriers in the training and exam phases and drop out; those with limited English proficiency faced further barriers.
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  • Medical Discipline in Washington
    Performance audit recommends merging boards regulating medical and osteopathic doctors to ensure consistent treatment of complaints.
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  • Economical and Efficient Printing
    This follow-up performance audit considered progress made in reducing printing costs statewide. More could be done, especially in print management strategies.
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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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