Mike Harmon Auditor of Public Accounts

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Auditor Mike Harmon Announces Changes to Executive Staff
Restructure will bring more specialized focus to offices within the agency, with new directors named

Today, Auditor Mike Harmon announced three new position appointments that are part of a restructuring of the Kentucky Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts that will bring a more specialized focus to the audit offices within the agency.

“Team #FollowTheData continues to do outstanding work to bring greater accountability and transparency to local and state government for those we serve, the taxpayers. These changes being implemented will give us a greater ability in the pursuit of our goal of oversight and good government to all corners of the Commonwealth,” said Auditor Harmon.

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Releases Annual Audit of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Fish and Game Fund
Fiscal Year 2019 audit contains two repeat findings from prior fiscal year review

Today, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon released the Fiscal Year 2019 audit of the revenue sources of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Fish and Game Fund.

“The KDFWR touches the lives of many Kentuckians through the issuance of hunting and fishing licenses. Because of that, it is imperative that the agency provide transparency and accountability to our sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as taxpayers who help provide funding through federal grants,” said Auditor Harmon. “Our auditors followed the data, and the report we are issuing today identifies two recurring issues within KDFWR.”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

     
    
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