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Statement from Auditor Gallion on North Dakota Ranking Top State in Financial Transparency

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State Auditor Gallion today released the following statement after Truth in Accounting, a watchdog group, named North Dakota as one of the top states for providing the public with candid and transparent information about our government. North Dakota tied with Idaho and Nevada for the number one spot. See more...


2019 Devils Lake Public School District Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Devils Lake Public School District.


State Auditor’s Office Reissues City of Williston Audit, Six Findings Remain

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The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office has reissued the City of Williston audit. See more...


2018 Stark County Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Stark County.


Audit Shows Need for Increased Oversight, Better Practices at State Library

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota State Library that found the Library violated state law by inconsistently charging expenditures between different appropriation lines to avoid overspending in one line.  Once audit corrections were made, the Library had exceeded their operating expenses by over $16,000. See more...


North Dakota Lottery - 2019 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2019 financial report for the North Dakota Lottery


2018 Ramsey County Audit Report Release

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Ramsey County.


Arts, Council on the - 2019 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2019 financial report for the North Dakota Council on the Arts


Beef Commission 2019 Financial Report

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2019 financial report for the Beef Commission


Mill and Elevator Association, ND 2019

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the Mill and Elevator's 2019 audit.


North Dakota Labor & Human Rights 2019 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2019 financial report for the Department of Labor and Human Rights


Audit Finds Purchasing Issues at Soybean Council

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Soybean Council that found the agency did not properly bid three purchases in fiscal year 2019. See more...  


Audit Finds Lapse in Blanket Bond Coverage at Public Service Commission

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the Public Service Commission that found from January 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019, the agency did not have blanket bond coverage because controls were not in place to ensure renewal. See more...


Audit Shows Poor Oversight Led to Procurement and Contract Issues at Department of Commerce

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which shows the Department had violated state law by circumventing procurement requirements related to the “Be Legendary” logo and overall brand refresh. See more...


2018 Cavalier County Audit Report Release

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Cavalier County


Lake Region Law Enforcement Center 2018 Audit Report Release

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Lake Region Law Enforcement Center.


School for the Blind - Public Instruction, Department of - 2019 Audit Report Released

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The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the School for the Deaf, Department of Public Instruction for the 2019 biennial performance audit, to determine financial transactions including expenditures were made in accordance with Law and appropriation requirements. Full Report 


Audit Calls for Better Documentation of Faculty and Remote Workers at University of North Dakota

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the University of North Dakota (UND) which shows that of the 31 faculty personnel files tested, all of them had required information that was either not performed or located elsewhere and four did not have annual evaluations performed. See more...


Audit Calls for Greater Oversight of Purchases at School of Deaf

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota School of Deaf that found they did not comply with state procurement rules by failing to obtain bids on three purchases and did not maintain documentation of purchases. See more...


School for the Deaf - Public Instruction, Department of - 2019 Audit Report Released

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The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the School for the Deaf, Department of Public Instruction for the 2019 biennial performance audit, to determine financial transactions including expenditures were made in accordance with Law and appropriation requirements. Full Report 


Audit Shows Opportunity for Cost Savings to North Dakota Taxpayers

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Insurance Department highlighting the fire insurance premium tax which is paid for by citizens through their premiums. The audit shows that over the last eight years, $13.4 million was put into the general fund rather than going back to the fire districts because of a limit set by the state legislature. See more...


Rolette County 2018 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed this local government audit for Rolette County


Aeronautics Commission 2019 Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the North Dakota Aeronautics Commissions 2019 biannial performance audit, to determine financial transactions including expenditures were made in accordance with Law and appropriation requirements. Full Report 


ND Racing Commission 2019 Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the North Dakota Racing Commissions 2019 biannial performance audit, to determine financial transactions including expenditures were made in accordance with Law and appropriation requirements. Full Report 


Administrative Hearings, Office of 2019 Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the Office of Administrative Hearing's 2019 biannual performance audit, to determine financial transactions including expenditures were made in accordance with Law and appropriation requirements. Full Report 


Pierce County 2018 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed this local government audit for Pierce County.


Walsh County and Dickey County 2018 Audit Reports Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed these local government audits for Walsh County and Dickey County.


Industrial Commission 2018 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has released the Industrial Commission's 2018 biannual performance audit, looking into adequate monitoring abandoned wells in North Dakota. 

 

 


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed these local government audits for Steele CountyRichland County and Greater Ramsey Water District.


Audit Shows Need for Greater Documentation of Tenure of Faculty at Bismarck State College

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of Bismarck State College which shows from July 2017 through June 2018, the college was not maintaining required documents for granting tenure. See more...


Audit Highlights Need for Immunization Tracking at Minot State University    

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of Minot State University which shows from July 2017 through June 2018, the university was unable to provide proof of an immunization tracking system, was not testing all high-risk international students for tuberculosis, and was circumventing the North Dakota University System procedure for students without proof of immunizations by allowing them to register for classes without immunization records. See more...


Audit Highlights Need to Review Contract at Dickinson State University

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of Dickinson State University which shows during the fiscal year 2018, the university entered into a contract for the management of the bookstore that could adversely impact the university’s revenues. In the first year of this eight-year contract, Dickinson State received zero revenue. See more...


Audit Finds Unsupported Spending at North Dakota University System Office

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota University System Office which shows from July 2016 through June 2018, the information technology division of the NDUS, known as Core Technology Services (CTS), did not properly procure 5 of the 14 tested transactions totaling $3.2 million. See more...


Audit Highlights Need for Consistent Evaluations at Dakota College at Bottineau

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the Dakota College at Bottineau which shows from July 2017 through June 2018, the college was not consistent in performing annual and student evaluations for faculty. See more...


Local Government Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Burleigh County


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed a local government audit for Morton County Water Resource District


Audit Highlights Need for Improved Asset Tracking

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Information Technology Division which shows from July 2016 through June 2018, the agency was responsible for tracking 6,500 assets totaling more than $25 million dollars and failed to find 217 of those assets. See more...


Statement from Auditor Gallion on Attorney General Opinion

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State Auditor Gallion today released the following statement after reviewing the Attorney General’s opinion on the effects of SB2004. See more...


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed local government water resource district audits for Maple River, Southeast Cass, Red River Joint, North Cass, Rush River and Red River Retention Authority


Audit Finds Opportunities to Reduce Crime Lab Turnaround Time

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota State Crime Lab which shows the agency has experienced significant workload increases while full-time staff have decreased since a 2018 reduction-in-force. See more...


Historical Society 2018 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the Historical Society 2018 Audit See more...


Game and Fish 2018 Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the Game and Fish Department's 2018 Operational Audit. See more...


City of Wahpeton Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed local government audit for the city of Wahpeton


Audit Finds Opportunities to Improve School Bus Safety

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Highway Patrol which shows from July 2016 through June 2018, the agency was not following internal policies for school bus inspections, was inaccurately tracking the inspections and was not working off a complete list of vehicles to be inspected. See more...


Grand Forks County 2018 Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the local government audit for Grand Forks County.


Sioux County 2018 Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the local government audit for Sioux County


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed two local government audits; Kindred PSD and Burleigh County Water Resource District.


Purchasing Card Program Used by the NDUS - Follow-up Performance Report Released

The Office of the State Auditor conducted a follow-up on the performance audit entitled Purchasing Card Program Used by the North Dakota University System dated August 30, 2016. The objective of this follow-up was to determine the implementation status of the 13 recommendations presented in the performance audit report. See more...


NDSU Parking and Transportation Services Department - Performance Follow-Up Report Released

The Office of the State Auditor conducted a follow-up review on the performance audit entitled NDSU Parking and Transportation Services Department (NP-002-16) dated February 23, 2017. The objective of this follow-up was to determine the implementation status of the eight recommendations presented in the performance audit report.  See more...


Auditor Gallion Statement on Signing of State Auditor’s Budget Bill

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State Auditor Gallion today released the following statement after the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 2004, the appropriations bill for the State Auditor’s Office. See more...


Office of the Adjutant General Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 operational audit for the Office of the Adjutant General. The Office of the Adjutant General received $43 million in loans from the Bank of North Dakota to cover costs incurred during the DAPL protests. The agency incurred costs for National Guard and administration salaries, travel, supplies, etc. In addition, they reimbursed ND counties, cities, state agencies, and out of state counties and cities for the costs they incurred for the protests. See more...


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed two local government audits; Cass County Soil Conservation District and Traill County


Protection and Advocacy Project Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 operational audit for the North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project. The North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project is an independent state agency established to advance the human and legal rights of people with disabilities within North Dakota. People served include infants, children and adults of all ages. See more...


Securities Department Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 operational audit for the North Dakota Securities Department. The North Dakota Securities Department is responsible for the enforcement of the North Dakota securities laws that protect citizens from dishonest investment practices, and regulate the people and companies offering investment opportunities. See more...


North Dakota Lottery Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018  financial audit for the North Dakota Lottery, a division of the Attorney General.  See more...


State Seed Department Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 operational audit for the State Seed Department. The department is comprised of four main areas of operations (excluding administration): field seed, potato, laboratory services, and regulatory. See more...


Secretary of State Audit Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 operational audit for the Office of the Secretary of State. The department receives revenue from a variety of fees charged for filings, issuing licenses, amendments, reports, lists, and registrations. See more...


State Auditor’s Office Finds Inappropriate Activities at NDSCS; Calls for Greater Transparency and Improved Reporting

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A performance audit issued today by the North Dakota Office of the State Auditor shows that North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) has engaged in inappropriate activities surrounding the proposed Career Workforce Academy, is not meeting TrainND Southeast program goals and is overstating program results. See more...


Dept. of Veterans Affairs Audit Report Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs operational audit. The department consists of five main programs: Veterans Aid Loan Program, Hardship Grant Program, Commemorative Memorial Coins, Service Dogs, and the Transportation Program. See more...


State Auditor Releases Audit of City of Washburn, Finds Inaccuracies with City’s Financial Practices

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the City of Washburn highlighting several areas of concern including a potential violation of state law which requires the city to set up a separate fund for each special assessment project. See more...


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed three local government audits including West Fargo Park District, City of Washburn and Barnes Rural Water District


Audit Shows Need for Greater Accountability at Indian Affairs Commission

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the Indian Affairs Commission which shows from July 2016 through June 2018, the agency misspent state funds on gift cards totaling nearly $8,000.  See more...


State Auditor Gallion Releases Single Audit Report for North Dakota

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The Single Audit of North Dakota for the fiscal years 2017 and 2018 resulted in 46 findings and recommendations related to many of the state’s key financial operations and the administration of federal programs. The Single Audit Report is required by both state and federal law as a condition of continued federal assistance. See more...


Local Government Audits Released

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed three local government audits including Stark CountyRansom County and Beulah PSD


State Auditor Gallion Launches Petition Audit of Belcourt Public Schools

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State Auditor Joshua Gallion today announced that his office has begun a citizen-requested audit of the Belcourt Public Schools, located on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Rolette County. See more...


Dept. of Financial Institutions 2018 Audit Report Published

The North Dakota State Auditor's Office has completed the Department of Financial Institution's 2018 operational audit, which covers the Banking, Credit Union and Consumer Divisions. 

 

 


Audit Report Finds Consolidating North Dakota University System Online Courses Could Save Up To $650,000 a Year

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A performance audit issued today by the North Dakota Office of the State Auditor shows that from Fall 2014 to Spring 2018, it is estimated the North Dakota University System (NDUS) could have eliminated 560 online course sections. See more...


North Dakota State Auditor Releases Performance Audit of Special Funds

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A performance audit issued today by the North Dakota Office of the State Auditor shows that approximately $97 million in general fund resources were expended in the fiscal year 2018 when state agencies had special funds available to spend. See more...


State Auditor's Office Names Brian Johnson Deputy State Auditor

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Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office has named Brian Johnson as Deputy State Auditor.  Johnson will assist in driving our agency towards its vision of a diverse team committed to generating greater value for taxpayers. See more...


Audit Report Finds North Dakota University System Open Educational Resources Initiative Has Saved Students Over $1.1 million

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A performance audit completed by the North Dakota Office of the State Auditor shows the North Dakota University System (NDUS) Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative has impacted nearly 15,000 students in 648 courses and saved students an estimated $1.1 to $2.4 million. See more...


State Auditor Presents Performance Audits

The State Auditor issued a press release today regarding the performance audit reports presented to the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee.

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