Wednesday, October 21, 2015

City of Joplin receives $156,000 bill for state audit

(From the City of Joplin)

The City of Joplin has received the invoice for audit services conducted by the Missouri State Auditor’s office for the amount of $156,862.09. Included in the amount is approximately 3,431 hours of work by audit staff for a total of $114,646; 312 hours worked by the audit manager for $16,460; and $19,687 of travel expense. Other personnel service areas included work by Director of Audits and Director of Quality Control totaling 89 hours for an amount of $5,583. The preparation of the audit report required 15 hours for $486.

The State Auditor was petitioned under Section 29.230,RSMo to audit the City, and presented their findings in August 2015. The report can be found on the City’s website, .

City staff has addressed many of the items noted in the audit, and is now reviewing various policies and procedures that were discussed in their findings. To help the public keep current with this work, the City has established a page on our website noting the audit’s recommendations and the City’s progress. This document can be found by clicking on the link at the end of this article.

For more information, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer at 624-0820, ext. 204.

To view City's progress on recommendations...

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