Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations
COMMITTEE ON JOINT AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
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01:36 PM -- Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations and the Colorado Energy Office
Kerri Hunter, Deputy State Auditor, introduced herself to the committee and explained what information would be provided in the briefing from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA). The committee received the Annual Report: Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations (Attachment A), a summary report from the Office of the State Auditor for FY 2016-17 (Attachment B), the Colorado Energy Office Follow Up to 2012 Audit (Attachment C), and report highlights of the Colorado Energy Office Follow Up to 2012 Audit (Attachment D).
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Michelle Colin, Managing Legislative Auditor, discussed the report and responded to questions from the committee concerning the report. Ms. Colin explained that the Energy Office agreed with the recommendations in the follow-up report, and that the office is taking steps to implement those recommendations and that staff continues to follow those policies.
Crystal Dorsey, Managing Legislative Auditor, discussed the Annual Report on the Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations. She explained which programs and agencies have outstanding recommendations and that each of those outstanding recommendations have different priorities.
Ms. Dorsey discussed the outstanding recommendations for the Department of Agriculture. She explained that the department has 8 outstanding recommendations within the five-year period of the last audit. She discussed specific recommendations that the department has yet to implement, including recommendations relating to the State Fair and the accounting department. A new audit regarding the State Fair will be released in January of 2017.
Ms. Dorsey responded to questions regarding outstanding audit recommendations.
Ms. Dorsey explained that more information regarding audit reports can be found on the OSA website and responded to further questions from the committee.