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First screen from FIT data story on diking and drainage districts

Government data tells a story with FIT – just take a look at what you can learn about drainage and diking districts

August 13, 2019

The Office of the Washington State Auditor collects financial information from nearly 2,000 local governments each year and displays this data intuitively through the Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT).

We explore what can be learned about government by being curious in their financial data.

We encourage you to find something interesting and learn about all the local governments that serve the citizens of our state. What story will you find?

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First page of new resource about identifying asset retirement obligations

Are you ready to identify your asset retirement obligations?

July 26, 2019

Local governments are beginning to implement GASB Statement No. 83 on asset retirement obligations, or ARO’s, which is effective for reporting periods beginning after June 15, 2018. To help local governments begin, the Center for Government Innovation has published a new resource to help you identify asset retirement obligations in Washington.

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Time is up! Written procurement procedures that comply with Uniform Guidance must be implemented for 2018 single audits

July 19, 2019

The requirement for procurement and standards of conduct procedures is not new and was previously addressed in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-102 and Circular A-110. However, the Uniform Guidance explicitly required documented procedures by updating the requirement for procedures from “will” to “must” and adding the word “documented.”

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New resources guide on travel reimbursement, credit card use

July 8, 2019

The Office of the Washington State Auditor’s Center for Government Innovation partnered with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) to bring you updated guidance for writing travel and credit card policies. This Audit Connection post is courtesy of MRSC. Be sure to visit our Resources Database for these and other resources created to assist local governments in Washington.

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