Mike Harmon Auditor of Public Accounts

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Auditor Harmon Announces His Office Will Audit the Bourbon County-Nicholas County Regional Jail Authority
Data bulletin on regional jails conducted by Auditor’s office found the regional jail has never been audited

Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon announced today his office will audit the Bourbon County-Nicholas County Regional Jail Authority. Auditor Harmon’s announcement comes as his office released their latest data bulletin on the establishment and oversight of regional multi-county jails in Kentucky.

“We discovered the Bourbon-Nicholas Regional Jail has never had an audit since it was formed nearly a decade ago,” Auditor Harmon said in his report. “This is simply not acceptable given the millions of dollars in taxpayer funding the Bourbon-Nicholas Regional Jail Authority receives. In the spirit of accountability and transparency, my office has decided to do an audit of the Bourbon-Nicholas Regional Jail Authority covering fiscal years 2015 through 2018.”

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Releases Audit of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Fiscal Year 2018 audit report contains two findings

Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts, today released the Fiscal Year 2018 audit of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KFDRW). The audit contains two findings.

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Releases Audit of Employer Allocations of the Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefit Funds of the Kentucky Retirement Systems for Fiscal Year 2018
Audits break down each employer’s portion of the pension and postemployment liabilities, pension expense and other amounts

Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts, has released audits by his office of the employer allocations of the pension and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) amounts for the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) for Fiscal Year 2018.

“This audit is important to both stakeholders and taxpayers, as it breaks down the liability in dollars of each and every state agency, county government, and other organizations that are under the KRS retirement umbrella,” said Auditor Harmon in releasing the report. “The audit shows the amount each employer contributes, and the burden each employer has for pensions and other benefits to Kentucky’s main public pension system.”

 

 

 

Auditor Harmon Announces State Committee for School District Audits Meeting Schedule
Regular Meetings Scheduled for Fiscal Year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

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 2019-2020 are scheduled for September 19, 2019; October 24, 2019; March 19, 2020; March 26, 2020; and June 18, 2020. The meetings of the committee 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 10 a.m. Eastern time.

 

 

Auditor Harmon: Exam of Kentucky’s Largest Workers Compensation Insurance Provider Identifies Issues with Procurement, Contract Reporting
Special examination of Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company details 10 findings

Today, Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon announced the results of a special examination by his office of the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Company. KEMI is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the Commonwealth, and is the state-created insurer of last resort for workers’ compensation. The examination identified issues including lapses in the reporting of personal service contracts, lack of policyholder representation on KEMI’s board, and areas for improvement in procurement, operations and policies. The problems found in the examination led to 10 findings in the report.

“One of the biggest concerns our auditors discovered relates to KEMI’s purchase of land for a new office location near I-75 and Newtown Pike in Lexington, in which a real estate broker was paid an additional $38,825 above the original agreement,” said Auditor Harmon. “This is just one of several issues identified among the 10 findings in our special examination of KEMI regarding accountability and transparency relating to expenditures.”

 

 

 

     
    
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