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Office of the State Auditor Releases 3 Additional Audits of Federal Financial Compliance and Internal Controls – November 2018

State audit: Workforce Services could be more careful in awarding, renewing public assistance benefits
By Ben Lockhart | Deseret News
Published: November 28, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Reports on Improper Ballot-related Advocacy – November 2018

Audit: Ogden School District used public means to advocate for 2017 bond, violating state law
By Jacob Scholl | Sandard-Examiner
November 27, 2018

Audit says Canyons, Ogden school districts improperly used public resources for bond campaigns
By Marjorie Cortez, | Deseret News
November 27, 2018

A Utah school district spent taxpayer money on ads advocating for a $283 million bond last year. That likely broke the law, audit finds.
By Courtney Tanner
November 24, 2018

Report faults Utah district for spending to back bond issue
By The Associated Press | U.S. News
November 24, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Reviews of Four Water Conservancy Districts – November 2018

Audit: Several of Utah’s water districts may be wasting taxpayer dollars in the way they bond for projects
By Dan Harrie | Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases A Performance Audit of  Educator Misconduct Reporting and Discipline within the Utah System of Public Education – November 2018

Auditors find teacher misconduct cases not always brought to State Board’s attention
By Paul Nelson | KSL News Radio
November 7, 2018

Audit: Utah schools didn’t report sex harassment, assault cases by teachers
By Marjorie Cortez | Deseret News
November 7, 2018

Audit: Utah schools didn’t report sex harassment, assault cases by teachers (Television Segment)
By Jed Boal | KSL TV
November 7, 2018

‘Serious cases of teacher misconduct’ found in state educator misconduct audit (Television Segment)
By Elle Thomas | Fox13
November 7, 2018

Most teacher misconduct in Utah not reported to the state, auditor finds (Television Segment)
By Michael Locklear |  KUTV2
November 7, 2018

Audit Finds Dozens of Unreported Teacher-Misconduct Claims
The Associated Press  | US News & World Report
Also published in HJ News
November 11, 2018

Audit claims Utah schools failed to report, discipline teachers who harassed, assaulted students
By Jacob Scholl | Standard-Examiner
November 7, 2018

Utah schools don’t always report teacher misconduct — and that could allow some educators to harm students again, audit says
By Paighten Harkins | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 9, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Limited Review of  Southwest Utah Public Health Department – October 2018

Utah auditors checked out a health department after two employees were arrested. Here’s what they found.
By Bethany Rodgers | The Salt Lake Tribune
October 19, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Program Review of Utah’s General Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement – October 2018

Audit gives good grades to Utah’s financial literacy program
By Associated Press | KSL News Radio
By Associated Press | U.S. News & World Report
October 9, 2018

State Auditor Releases Audit of the Utah League of Cities and Towns – Originally Released January 2017

Charges: League’s ex-financial officer spent public money on food, clothes, Costco
By Pat Reavy | Deseret News
October 6, 2018

Utah League of Cities’ former finance chief charged with skimming $30k for travel, drinks, clothing
By Lee Davidson | The Salt Lake Tribune
October 09, 2018

State Auditor Releases Audits of the Unified Fire Authority and the Unified Fire Service Area – Originally Released January 2017

Unified Fire Authority won’t sue to recover money misused by its former chief and other leaders
By Taylor Stevens | Salt Lake Tribune
November 20, 2018

Unified Fire Authority board to hire attorney, eyes lawsuit against ex-chiefs
Board Weighing whether to sue ex-fire chiefs for allegedly misusing $370k
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
October 16, 2018

Unified Fire Authority wants to talk to an attorney about suing to recover money misused by its former leaders
By Taylor Stevens | The Salt Lake Tribune
October 16, 2018

Unified Fire Authority punts on decision of whether to sue to seek recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in allegedly misused public funds
By Taylor Stevens | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 18, 2018

Board Weighing whether to sue ex-fire chiefs for allegedly misusing $370k
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
September 18, 2018

Has the Unified Fire Authority cleaned up its act? Under the new chief, once-exorbitant bonuses have dropped to zero
By Taylor Stevens | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 17, 2018

Tribune editorial: Should tainted councilman be S.L. County’s inland port voice?
By Tribune Editors | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 11, 2018

Ex-Unified fire chief won’t be charged, but now he’s facing calls to resign from inland port board
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
September 11, 2018

State prosecutors find ‘troubling’ behavior but pass on bringing criminal charges against former Unified Fire Authority chiefs
By Taylor Stevens | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 10, 2018

Former Unified fire bosses’ spending behavior ‘troubling,’ but prosecutors decline criminal charges
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
September 10, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Total Compensation Study Covering Fiscal Year 2017 – January 2018

State workers makes less than private sector but have better benefits, Utah lawmakers told
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
August 15, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Limited Review of the Unified Police Department – July 2018

Unified Police Department says it will become more open in the wake of an audit, but defends officer moonlighting
By Dan Harrie | Salt Lake Tribune
July 31, 2018

Unified police board needs stronger oversight of sheriff, state audit says
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
July 31, 2018

Ex-S.L. County sheriff rails against cities leaving Unified police, calls out his successor
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
July 31, 2018

‘A strong sheriff needs to fight’: Former Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder blasts his replacement, says cities are greedy for leaving Unified Police Department
By Dan Harrie | Salt Lake Tribune
July 31, 2018

Audit claims Unified Police not giving cities adequate information about amount of service they provide
By Ben Winslow and John Franchi | Fox13
July 30, 2018

After audit, former sheriff has harsh words for UPD leadership and cities cutting ties
By Dan Rascon | KUTV2
July 31, 2018

Audit Criticizes Unified Police Department For Lack Of Transparency
By Whitney Evans | KUER
July 30, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Announces Internal Control Audits of Three State Agencies  – May 2018

Office of the State Auditor announces internal control audits of three state agencies
By UB Media
May 10, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Internal Control Audit of the Administrative Office of the Courts – May 2018

Audit of Utah’s court system finds need for controls over surcharge payments, weaknesses in online records system
By Pamela Manson | Salt Lake Tribune
May 09, 2018

State audit finds shortcomings in state’s online court records system
Jacob Scholl | Standard-Examiner
May 10, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Project Report on Santa Clara City – April 2018

Santa Clara City making changes after state auditor report finds code violation
By Spencer Ricks | St. George News
April 26, 2018

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows
By Wendy Leonard |
April 25, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Financial Audit of the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC)- April 2018

Office of the State Auditor releases its Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for procedures performed during fiscal year 2018
By UBMedia
May 1, 2018

Utah State Audit of DABC
Release | Lake Powell News
April 24, 2018

Utah alcohol agency overcharged some customers, audit shows
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News and KSL
April 24, 2018

When Utah increased its liquor prices last June, mistakes were made. Some Utah restaurants paid too much for booze, while customers got bargains, a new audit says.
By Kathy Stephenson | Salt Lake Tribune
April 24, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Project Report on Plymouth Town – April 2018

‘Inappropriate’ Utah Jazz ticket purchase for Plymouth officials has ‘tax consequences’ for town’s few residents
By Lee Davidson | Deseret News
April 19, 2018

Audit says Box Elder town lacks fiscal policies, fails to post public notices
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
April 18, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Limited Performance Audit of Salt Lake City’s Police Department – April 2018

Audit of SLCPD reveals job well-done in Wubbels case
By Sarah Martin | Good4Utah
April 17, 2018

Audit of U. nurse arrest suggests Salt Lake City police speed up high-profile internal investigations
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 17, 2018

Audit suggests Salt Lake City police review internal investigation policies to get information out to the public quicker
By Aubrey Wieber  | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 17, 2018

SLC officer who asked not to participate in Pride Parade speaks after department audit
By Dora Scheidell | Fox13
April 17, 2018

Audit backs SLC PD over Nurse Wubbels incident, criticizes it on religious accommodations
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
April 17, 2018

Audit Finds Investigation Too Slow In Nurse Wubbels Case
By Associated Press  | KUER
April 17, 2018

Nurse-Arrest Audit Proposes Faster Officer Investigations
By Associated Press  | US News
April 17, 2018

State offers Salt Lake Police three recommendations following audit
by Morgan Saxton | KUTV2
May 16, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Review of Washington County – April 2018

Auditors question donation pipeline, accounting issues in Washington County Sheriff’s Office
By Art Raymond | Deseret News
April 11, 2018

Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county
by Associated Press | KUTV2
April 12, 2018

Audit stings Washington Co. Sheriff over donations, gift cards
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
April 11, 2018

Utah auditor finds record-keeping holes in Washington County’s Search & Rescue operations
By David DeMille | The Spectrum
April 12, 2018

Utah state audit finds ‘inadequate oversight’ of funding, among other concerns at Washington County Sheriff’s Office
By Mariah Noble | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 11, 2018

Washington County under scrutiny after audit
By Simone Francis | Good4Utah
April 11, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Three Audits of Public Education Programs – March 2018

Office of the State Auditor releases three audits of public education programs
UB Media.biz (Uintah Basin Media and Vernal Express)
March 6, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Total Compensation Study Covering Fiscal Year 2017 – January 2018

Utah state workers receive lower pay than private sector, but far more generous benefits
By Lee Davidson |  The Salt Lake Tribune
January 3, 2018

Office of the State Auditor: State Wages and Benefits are Misaligned
Release | Utah Business
January 3, 2018

Utah 2017 Fiscal Year Audit Compensation Study
Release | LakePowelllife.com
January 3, 2018