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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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  • Regulatory Reform: Enhancing Regulatory Agency Coordination
    The state would benefit from a more strategic approach to coordinating agency regulatory approvals, our performance audit found.
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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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  • ReportTypeReleased
    Bellingham School District No 501Special8/27/2015view report
    Brinnon School District No 46Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Centralia CollegeFinancial8/27/2015view report
    City of BellinghamAccountability8/27/2015view report
    City of ChehalisAccountability8/27/2015view report
    City of ChehalisFinancial and Federal8/27/2015view report
    City of Maple ValleyAttestation Engagements8/27/2015view report
    City of NapavineAccountability8/27/2015view report
    City of NapavineFinancial and Federal8/27/2015view report
    Creston School District No 73Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Dixie School District No 101Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Eastern Washington UniversityAttestation Engagements8/27/2015view report
    Entiat Irrigation DistrictSmall Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Evergreen School District No 205Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Fish and Wildlife, Department ofWhistleblower8/27/2015view report
    Franklin County Cemetery District No 2Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Grant County Water Conservancy BoardSmall Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Grapeview School District No 54Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No 1Accountability8/27/2015view report
    Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No 1Financial and Federal8/27/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Index School District No 063Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Irvin Water District No 6Accountability8/27/2015view report
    Kent School District No 415Special8/27/2015view report
    King County Ferry DistrictFinancial and Federal8/27/2015view report
    King County Ferry DistrictAccountability8/27/2015view report
    King County Fire Protection District No 39Accountability8/27/2015view report
    Kittitas County Fire Protection District No 2Accountability8/27/2015view report
    Kittitas County Fire Protection District No 2Financial8/27/2015view report
    Lake Chelan School District No 129Special8/27/2015view report
    Lewis CountyAttestation Engagements8/27/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Lewis County Cemetery District No 7Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Mill A School District No 31Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Riverside School District No 416Special8/27/2015view report
    Shoreline School District No 412Special8/27/2015view report
    Stanwood-Camano School District No 401Special8/27/2015view report
    Steptoe School District No 304Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Toledo School District No 237Special8/27/2015view report
    Town of NachesAccountability8/27/2015view report
    Town of NachesFinancial and Federal8/27/2015view report
    Tukwila Metropolitan Park DistrictAccountability8/27/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Whitman County Fire Protection District No 10Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/27/2015view report
    Whitman County Public Hospital District No 3Financial8/27/2015view report
    Whitman County Public Hospital District No 3Accountability8/27/2015view report
    City of University PlaceComprehensive Annual Financial Report8/25/2015view report
    City of AberdeenAccountability8/24/2015view report
    City of AberdeenFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
    City of Clyde HillAccountability8/24/2015view report
    City of Clyde HillFinancial8/24/2015view report
    City of Des MoinesFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
    City of Federal WayAccountability8/24/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    City of SheltonAccountability8/24/2015view report
    City of SheltonFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
    Compliance with the Energy Independence Act (I937): Clark County Public Utility District No. 1Attestation Engagements8/24/2015view report
    Cosmopolis School District No 99Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report
    Environmental and Land Use Hearings OfficeAttestation Engagements8/24/2015view report
    Kahlotus School District No 56Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report
    King CountyAttestation Engagements8/24/2015view report
    Mason County Public Transportation Benefit AreaAccountability8/24/2015view report
    Mason County Public Transportation Benefit AreaFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
    Pierce County Housing AuthorityFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Skagit County Dike District No 5Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report
    Thorp School District No 400Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report
    Whatcom CountyAccountability8/24/2015view report
    Whatcom CountyFinancial and Federal8/24/2015view report
    Wishkah Valley School District No 117Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report
    Wishram School District No 94Small Local Government Accountability Audit8/24/2015view report

    View audit reports released in the last two weeks
  • Fraud
    Snoqualmie Pass Utility District
    Fraud
    7/13/2015
  • Fraud
    City of Entiat
    Fraud
    6/22/2015
  • Fraud
    University of Washington
    Fraud
    7/23/2015
  • Fraud
    Grant County Mosquito Control District No. 2
    Fraud
    7/9/2015
  • Accountability
    Northshore School District No 417
    Accountability
    8/3/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Labor and Industries, Department of
    Whistleblower
    6/25/2015
  • Accountability
    Labor and Industries, Department of
    Accountability
    7/13/2015
  • Accountability
    City of Moses Lake
    Accountability
    6/11/2015
  • Whistleblower
    Corrections, Department of
    Whistleblower
    6/18/2015
  • Accountability
    City of Seattle
    Accountability
    6/18/2015
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