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Welcome to the News section of the website of the Office of the Utah State Auditor. The Office regularly publishes audits as they are completed. A selection of the most recent audits is included below. In cases where the audits were presented publicly, links to the presentation and any prepared briefs are included with the link to the audit itself.

A list of the other recent press releases and statements released by the Office follows.

Office Analysis Report – Opportunities for Financial Benefit Using High Deductible Medical Plans

2016-01
Analysis Report Report No. AR 16-01 Opportunities for Financial Benefit Using High Deductible Medical Plans: Analysis of State Employees’ Medical Costs for Fiscal Year 2015

Office Releases A Performance Audit of Data Analytics Techniques to Detect SNAP Abuse

2016-01
Performance Audit No. 15-04  – Performance Audit of Data Analytics Techniques to Detect SNAP Abuse

Office of the Utah State Auditor Releases A Performance Audit of Data Analytics Techniques to Detect SNAP Abuse

2016-01

Concerns about Use of Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) Funds

2015-12

AG’s office unlikely to issue opinion on legality of CIB funding for major infrastructure projects
Molly Marcello |  The Times-Independent (Moab)
December 17, 2015

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2015

2015-12

Federal Funds: The Largest Share Of State Budget
Judy Fahys | KUER
December 28, 2015

Audit: Utah spent 4.3 billion in fed funds
David DeMille | The Spectrum
December 21, 2015

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2015

2015-12

 

 

Presentation of Department of Workforce Services and Department of Health Single Audit Findings to Legislative Social Services Subcommittee

2015-12

 

 

Office Releases A Performance Audit of Financial Reporting in Public Education

2015-11

Audit: Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
November 4, 2015

Auditors ‘pleasantly surprised’ by accuracy of Utah school finance reporting
Benjamin Wood |  The Salt Lake Tribune
November 4, 2015

Audit: Districts released sensitive data; financial reports good
Becky Wright | The Standard-Examiner
November 9, 2015

State Auditor – public school financials in order
David DeMille | The Spectrum
November 5, 2015

Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions, report says
By Morgan Jacobsen | for KSL.com
November 5, 2015

Audit shows some schools released sensitive student data – Cache Valley Daily
Audit shows some schools released sensitive student data – Washington Times
Audit shows some Utah districts, charters released sensitive student data – The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)
The Associated Press
November 5, 2015

Office Releases Investigative Reports Related to Flooding in the Douglas-Hiland Neighborhood in Ogden City, Utah

2015-11
Report No. 16-WBEC-8La – Weber-Box Elder Conservation District Report

Office Releases A Performance Audit of Financial Reporting in Public Education

2015-11

 

 

Office Releases Investigative Reports Related to Flooding in the Douglas-Hiland Neighborhood in Ogden City, Utah

2015-11

 

 

Office Releases A Performance Audit of Financial Reporting in Public Education

2015-11
Performance Audit No. 15-03 – A Performance Audit of Financial Reporting in Public Education

Office Releases an Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities

2015-07

Editorial: Keep your eye on Utah college athletic program costs
Editorial |  The Salt Lake Tribune
July 8 2015

State audit shows costs to students for NCAA sports
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
July 7 2015

Report shows state’s NCAA athletic programs received $56M subsidy in 2014
By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune connect
July 07 2015

Report: Utah colleges and universities subsidize athletics with millions
By Max Roth | Fox13 News
July 7, 2015

Office Releases an Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities

2015-07
Analysis Report No. AR 15‐02 – NCAA Athletics Subsidization

Office Releases an Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities

2015-07

 

 

Office Launches Online Training Series for Local Government Finance Professionals

2015-06

Office Releases Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

2015-05

DABC audit knocks management for lack of retail experience
By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 News
May 26, 2015

Utah liquor agency needs to improve decision-making, accounting, audit shows
By Kathy Stephenson | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 26, 2015

Update November 2015 – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District

2015-05

Ex-Mapleton official sentenced for embezzlement
Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 10, 2015

Ex-Mapleton official sentenced for embezzlement – SF Gate
Associated Press
November 12, 2015

Office Releases Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

2015-05
Special Financial Audit Report No. 15-01 – Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Office Releases Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

2015-05

 

 

Office Releases Review Report – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District

2015-05
Report No. 15-MPIC-8L – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District

Office Releases Review Report – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District

2015-05

 

 

Office Releases Analysis Report – Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates

2015-04
Analysis Report No. AR 15-01 – Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates

Office Releases Audit of the Jordanelle Special Service District

2015-04
Report No. 13-JSSD-8L – Audit of the Jordanelle Special Service District

Office Releases Audit of the Jordanelle Special Service District

2015-04

Audit blasts Jordanelle water district, questions credit-card use
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 20, 2015

Jordanelle Special Service District ripe for misconduct, fraud, state audit says
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 20, 2015

State Auditor Releases Critical Report on Jordanelle Water District
By Andrea Smardon | KUER
April 22nd, 2015

State audit blasts Jordanelle Special Service District
By Dennis Romboy | KSL.com
April 21, 2015

Office Releases Analysis Report – Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates

2015-04

Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates
Salt Lake City Weekly
May 20, 2015

1 in 4 high school students aren’t prepared to succeed in chosen college field
By Cimaron Neugebauer | KUTV 2
April 23rd, 2015

Utah high school students unprepared for college, new state report says
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 22nd, 2015

State audit: High school grads not prepared for college
By Dennis Romboy | KSL.com
April 22nd, 2015

State Auditor Report Finds Room for Improvement in College Grad Rates
By Whittney Evans | KUER
April 22nd, 2015

Office Releases Analysis Report – Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates

2015-04

 

 

Office Releases a Performance Audit of Sex Offender Access to Vulnerable Populations

2015-04

Audit finds problems monitoring Utah sex offenders’ access to children
By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 8, 2015

Utah audit: Sex offenders living in child care homes
The Standard-Examiner
April 08, 2015

Office Releases Audit of the Jordanelle Special Service District

2015-04

 

 

Office Releases Investigation of Draper City’s Allocation of Incremental Costs to Traverse Ridge Special Service District

2015-04

 

 

Office Releases Investigation of Draper City’s Allocation of Incremental Costs to Traverse Ridge Special Service District

2015-04

Report No. 14-TRSD-8L – Draper City’s Allocation of Incremental Costs to Traverse Ridge Special Service District

Office Releases a Performance Audit of Sex Offender Access to Vulnerable Populations

2015-04

 

 

Office Releases a Performance Audit of Sex Offender Access to Vulnerable Populations

2015-04

Performance Audit No. 15-02 – A Performance Audit of Sex Offender Access to Vulnerable Populations

Office Releases a Review of the Utah Universal Service Fund (UUSF)

2015-03

Performance Audit PA No. 15-01 – A Limited Review of the Utah Universal Service Fund

Office Releases a Review of the Utah Universal Service Fund (UUSF)

2015-03

 

 

Utah auditor throws water on idea of probing polygamous towns’ utility

2015-02

Utah auditor throws water on idea of probing polygamous towns’ utility
By Nate Carlisle |  The Salt Lake Tribune
February 17, 2015

Emery County official double-dipped, auditor concludes

2015-02

Emery County official double-dipped, auditor concludes
By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 13, 2015

Office Completes A Performance Audit of Utah’s Adult Felony Drug Courts

2015-01

Audit Finds Utah Drug Courts Could be Improved
By Andrea Smardon | KUER
January 21, 2015

Office Issues A Performance Audit of Utah’s Adult Felony Drug Courts

2015-01

Performance Audit No. 14-06 – A Performance Audit of Utah’s Adult Felony Drug Courts

Office Completes A Performance Audit of Utah’s Adult Felony Drug Courts

2015-01

 

 

Statement by Utah State Auditor John Dougall On the Passing of Former Speaker Becky Lockhart

2015-01

Auditor Alert 2015-01 – Participation in Cooperative Purchasing Organizations

2015-01

Participation in Cooperative Purchasing Organizations

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2014

2014-12

Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money (Deseret News)
Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money (KSL.com)
Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money(HeraldExtra)
By Michelle Price | The Associated Press
December 17, 2014

Federal funding Utah’s single largest source of revenue according to state audit
The Independent, St. George and Southern Utah
December 17, 2014

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2014

2014-12
Single Audit Report No. 14-27

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2014

2014-12

 

 

Office Issues A Limited Performance Audit of The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

2014-11

 

 

Office Releases Investigative Reports Related to Flooding in the Douglas-Hiland Neighborhood in Ogden City, Utah

2014-11

Mismanagement blamed for continual flooding in Utah city
By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 10, 2015

State audit shows Pineview Water slow to react to Ogden flooding
Jason Nguyen | ABC4 Utah
November 10, 2015

Pineview Water Systems mishandled leaky Ogden reservoir, audit reports
By Robert Boyd | Fox13 News
November 10, 2015

State audit blisters water district’s response to Ogden flooding
Cathy McKitrick | The Standard-Examiner
November 11, 2015

Board cannot defend its response to Ogden flooding
Standard-Examiner Editorial Board | The Standard-Examiner
November 11, 2015

Audit Shines Light on Poor Leadership at Weber-Box Elder Conservation District
Brian Grimmett | KUER
November 11, 2015

Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – Daily Herald
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – Cache Valley Daily
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – KSL.com
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – The Washington Times
The Associated Press
November 11, 2015

Office Issues A Limited Performance Audit of The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

2014-11
Performance Audit No. 14‐04 – A Limited Performance Audit of The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Office Issues A Performance Audit of The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Corporate Incentives Program

2014-10

Audit cites ‘inadequate oversight’ in state economic development program
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
October 14, 2014

Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program (Audio)
By Ryan Cunningham| KCPW
October 14, 2014

Audit: Utah lax in overseeing $600M in incentives to companies
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
October 14, 2014

Audit claims millions in ‘questionable incentives’ handed out by Gov’s Office of Economic Development (Video)
By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 News
October 14, 2014

State Auditor Says GOED Lacks Oversight and Accountability (Audio)
By Brian Grimmett | KUER
October 14, 2014

Audit: Corporate tax credit benefits not verified
By Jesus Lopez, Jr. | The Standard Examiner
October 15, 2014

Office Issues A Performance Audit of The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Corporate Incentives Program

2014-10
Performance Audit No. 14-03 A Performance Audit of GOED’s Corporate Incentives Program

Letter to Attorney General Reyes

2014-09
Office Issues A Limited Review of the Office of the Attorney General Client Satisfaction

Auditor Alert 2014-3 – Tax Revenue Recognition

2014-08

Auditor Alert Tax Revenue Recognition 8-13-14

2014-03 FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions 11 10 2014 for Auditor Alert Tax Revenue Recognition

Office Issues Analysis of Utah Property Tax System Showing Significant Calculation Errors Across the State

2014-07

Audit Finds Error Cost State $100 Million in Property Taxe Revenues
By Whitney Evans | KUER
July 14, 2014

$100M mistake means tax increase for Utah property owners
By Morgan Jacobsen with Richard Piatt | KSL TV
July 14, 2014

Audit: Utahns undertaxed $100M since 2006
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
July 14, 2014

State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed
By Dan Harrie And Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune
July 14, 2014

Analysis of Utah Property Tax System Shows Significant Calculation Errors Across the State

2014-07
New Growth Within Utah’s Property Tax System

Office Issues Analysis of Utah Property Tax System Showing Significant Calculation Errors Across the State

2014-07

 

 

Auditor Alert 2014-02 – GRAMA Compliance

2014-06

Auditor Alert GRAMA Compliance 6 24 2014

 Training Video  – GRAMA for Local Governments

Auditor Alert 2014-01 – Enterprise Fund Transfers

2014-06

Enterprise Fund Transfers Handout – 6 24 2014

Office Releases Review Report – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District

2014-05

Editorial: Mapleton audit shows need for open records
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 19 2015

Former Mapleton Irrigation District official accused of stealing more than $100K
KUTV 2
May 15, 2015

State audit finds 100k+ embezzled from Mapleton Irrigation District
By Mary Richards | KSL Newsradio
May 15, 2015

Audit: Mapleton Irrigation District secretary linked to more than $100,000 in missing funds
Danielle Downs  | Daily Herald
May 15, 2015

Auditor finds more than $100K swindled from Utah County water district
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 14, 2015

Office Releases List of Delinquent Filers Among Utah’s Local Government Entities

2014-05

Speak up for government transparency
Utah’s Right to Know
May 3, 2014

Late filings hide how tax dollars are being spent
Pamela Manson | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 28, 2014

Office Releases A Limited Performance Audit of The Utah State Fair Corporation

2014-03

New plans considered for Utah State Fairpark
By Morgan Jacobsen | KSL TV (KSL.com)
May 23, 2014

State fair at a crossroads as legislators ponder its future
Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 21, 2014

Audit complete, land-use study underway for Utah State Fairpark
Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
May 21, 2014

Future Of State Fair Park In Limbo
Cristina Flores | KUTV.com
May 15, 2014

Audit of Utah State Fair indicates low attendance, high subsidy costs
Gene Kennedy | FOX 13 News
March 27, 2014

Utah State Fair Under-Attended and Over-Subsidized
Brian Grimmett | KUER
March 27, 2014

State audit gives scathing review of Utah State Fair management
Dave Cawley | KSL.com
March 28, 2014

State fair garners no ribbons in new audit
Pamela Manson | The Salt Lake Tribune
March 27, 2014

Utah audit: state fair pricey, poorly attended
Daily Herald
March 27, 2014

Office Releases A Limited Performance Audit of The Utah State Fair Corporation

2014-03

Utah State Fairpark should keep current location, group says
By Dennis Romboy | KSL.com
December 8, 2015

Legislative group favors fixing up Utah State Fairpark, keeping it in place
Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
December 7, 2015

Office Releases List of Delinquent Filers Among Utah’s Local Government Entities

2014-03

 

 

Office Releases Audited Financial Statement of Utah Fund of Funds

2014-03

 

 

Office Releases A Limited Performance Audit of The Utah State Fair Corporation

2014-03

 

Office Issues Results of Investigation into Certain Financial Activities of Eagle Mountain City and Utah County

2014-02

Eagle Mountain audit points to problems with travel expenses, receipts
Andrew Adams | Deseret News
February 24, 2014

Eagle Mountain City cleared of misused funds allegations
Daily Herald
February 25, 2014

Utah County, Findings and Recommendations For the Period January 2010 through June 2013

2014-02
Letter Dated February 24, 2014

Eagle Mountain City, Findings and Recommendations For the Period January 2010 through June 2013

2014-02
Letter Dated February 24, 2014

Office Releases An Inquiry and Analysis of Vehicle Usage in the Office of the Attorney General

2014-02

Audit cites abuse of vehicle privileges in Utah Attorney General’s Office
Cathy McKitrick | Standard-Examiner
February 12, 2014

Attorney General Sean D. Reyes Approves Audit Recommendations
February 12, 2014

Audit finds Utah A.G.’s office lax in tracking its fleet
Marissa Lang | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 07, 2014

Office Releases A Performance Audit of State Buildings and Land

2014-02

Office Releases A Graphical Analysis of Utah’s Reliance on Federal Funding

2014-02

Office Issues Results of Investigation into Certain Financial Activities of Eagle Mountain City and Utah County

2014-02

 

 

Performance Audit of State Buildings and Land

2014-02
Report No. 14-01

Inquiry and Review of Vehicle Usage in the Office of the Attorney General

2014-01
Letter Dated January 27, 2014

Office Releases An Inquiry and Analysis of Vehicle Usage in the Office of the Attorney General

2014-01

 

 

General News Reports

2014-01

Residents call for audit of Mulligans, S. Jordan finances
Dan Harrie | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 20, 2014

An auditor with an eagle eye
Lee Benson | Deseret News
January 1, 2014

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State

2013-12

Department of Workforce Services

2013-11

A Performance Audit of the Division of Rehabilitation Services Cost Controls

2013-09

Presentation of the DABC Financial Audit Progress Interim Report and Final Audit Report

2013-09

A Performance Audit of State Agency Internal Audit Services

2013-08

Utah Retirement Systems Performance Audit

2013-02

Minimum School Program

2013-01