Thursday, January 07, 2016

Secretary of State's office receives "good" rating on state audit

(From State Auditor Nicole Galloway)

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Office of Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander. The audit, which received an overall performance rating of "good," covers the 2013, 2014 and 2015 fiscal years.

The audit found the Secretary of State's Business Services Division did not have adequate controls and procedures in place to record electronic payments. Various state statutes dictate how fees are allocated between funds. Calculation errors led to about $120,000 deposited into the state's General Revenue Fund instead of the Secretary of State's Technology Trust Fund over the previous three years.

The Secretary of State's Office has since notified the Office of Administration of the overpayment to the state's General Revenue Fund, and has requested the money be transferred to the Secretary of State's Technology Trust Fund. Of the $120,000, approximately one-third of that amount has been transferred into the Technology Trust Fund.

The audit also recommends the office improve procedures to prepare and maintain documentation to support employee pay increases.

A complete copy of the audit report for the Secretary of State's Office can be found online here.

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