Mike Harmon Auditor of Public Accounts

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Six-Figure Bonus to Spouse, Public Funds Used to Pay for Personal Expenses, Questionable Spending Among Issues Identified in Exam of Select County Attorney Offices
Special Examination of Nine County Attorney Offices Results in Nine Findings

Following a special examination by the Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s office, issues identified with the Boyd, Gallatin, and Lawrence County Attorney offices are being referred to federal and state law enforcement. The report, “Examination of Certain Financial Operations and Internal Policies and Controls of Select Kentucky County Attorney Offices” covered activity between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019, was released today by Auditor Harmon’s office.

“Based on our special exam of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program, which my office released last December, we identified various issues that prompted our decision to conduct an examination of nine county attorney offices,” Auditor Harmon said. “We found numerous issues related to poor oversight and lack of controls over taxpayers funds, and little guidance and review from the state level.”

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Announces State Committee for School District Audits Meeting Schedule
Regular Meetings Scheduled for Fiscal Year 2021

State Auditor Mike Harmon announced today, in accordance with Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law (KRS 61.820), the regular meeting schedule of the State Committee for School District Audits. The Committee is chaired by the State Auditor.

The regular quarterly meetings and an additional regular meeting of the Committee for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 are scheduled for September 17, 2020; October 22, 2020; March 18, 2021; March 25, 2021; and June 17, 2021. The meetings will be held at the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, 209 St. Clair Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Each meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Announces Time Change for Last Meeting of State Committee for School District Audits
Final meeting for Fiscal Year 2020 now set for June 25

State Auditor Mike Harmon announced today, in accordance with Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law (KRS 61.820), a change for the final regular scheduled meeting of the State Committee for School District Audits, which is chaired by the State Auditor.

The meeting original scheduled for June 18, 2020, is now scheduled for June 25, 2020. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time at the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, 209 St. Clair Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Releases Second Volume of Annual Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Audit identified two material weaknesses, nine significant deficiencies

Today, Auditor Mike Harmon released volume two of the annual Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (SSWAK) for Fiscal Year 2019.

Kentucky spent over $12.6 billion in cash and noncash awards received from the federal government in Fiscal Year 2019, which is an increase of $152 million compared to federal funds spent by the Commonwealth during Fiscal Year 2018. The 2019 SSWAK Volume II identifies $201,452 in questioned costs.

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Announces Change for March 26th Meeting of State Committee for School District Audits
Changes due to ongoing COVID-19 emergency in Kentucky

State Auditor Mike Harmon announced today, in accordance with Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law (KRS 61.820), changes to the scheduled March 26 meeting of the State Committee for School District Audits.

The meeting scheduled for March 26 is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency in Kentucky. Because of the situation, under KRS 61.823, a special meeting of the State Committee for School District Audits will take place at 11 a.m. on March 26. The meeting will be conducted via teleconference in accordance with KRS 61.826.

 

 

 

Statement from Auditor Mike Harmon Regarding Response to COVID-19 by His Office

As we continue to make changes in state government due to the ongoing emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus in Kentucky, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and their families, those we deal with as we conduct audit work with state agencies and county governments, and the general public as a whole.

 

 

 

     
    
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