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1/9/2018Office of the State Auditor selects new Director of Performance Audit

Scott Frank, a national leader in performance auditing, will join the Office of the Washington State Auditor to direct the state’s performance audit program. Please click here to read the full press release.

9/7/2017Auditor's Office hires new Director of Operations

​Kristina Swanson, who has served Cowlitz County as its elected auditor for 18 years, has accepted the position of Director of Operations for the Office of the Washington State Auditor. Please click here to read the full press release.

4/19/2017New law ensures state agencies stay in compliance on financial issues

​The people of Washington have a new level of assurance that state agencies will make corrections when the State Auditor’s Office finds them to be out of compliance with state law on financial issues. Read more about it in our full news release.

4/17/2017New law increases confidentiality for state employees who use whistleblower program

​With his signature on Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee enacted a law that strengthens the protections for whistleblowers across state government. Click here to read the full news release.

2/7/2017Auditor finds Port of Seattle paid extra compensation to employees

​​​State Auditor Pat McCarthy issued a press release today on the annual accountability audit report findings for the Port of Seattle. Read the full press release here.

4/18/2016Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on the Governor's budget veto

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte today issued a statement regarding a veto by Governor Inslee that will avoid a $10 million reduction in the Office’s Performance Audit function. Read the full news release here.

3/30/2016Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on reductions in Performance Audit funding

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte today issued the following statement regarding the supplemental state budget passed by the Legislature which will result in the elimination of audits, canceling of contracts, and audit staff layoffs. ​Read the full press ​release here.

2/24/2016Deputy State Auditor Jutte on proposed budget cuts

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte issued a statement today regarding the supplemental budget proposed by the state Senate today. Read the full press release here.

2/23/2016Jan Jutte letter to House leadership

House proposed budget undermines independence of performance audit program, writes Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte. Read the full letter here.

12/17/2015Statement from Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte on the proposed budget

​Deputy State Auditor Jan Jutte expressed "deep concern" over Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget today, which sweeps $10 million from the dedicated performance audit fund. It would spend nearly two-thirds of the performance audit government account on efforts other than the State Auditor's Office performance audit work. Read the statement.

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