King County Auditor's Office
Law enforcement oversight audit wins Knighton award for high-impact, innovative audit
We are proud to announce that the King County Auditor’s Office has been awarded the 2015 Exemplary Knighton Award for best performance audit by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). ALGA noted that the report, Law Enforcement Oversight: Limited Independence, Authority & Access to Information Impede Effectiveness, was especially innovative and persuasive handling of a sensitive and timely topic that has led to significant impact on civilian police oversight in King County.
Each year, local government audit organizations from around the U.S. and Canada submit their best performance audit reports for judging. The purpose of the competition is to improve government services by encouraging and increasing levels of excellence among local government auditors. Judges from peer organizations determined that this audit was the best of 2015 for offices of our size. ALGA is a national audit association founded in 1985 committed to supporting and improving local government auditing through advocacy, collaboration, education, and training, while upholding and promoting the highest standards of professional ethics.
We are making great strides in completing our 2015-16 work program. Be watching for our upcoming briefings to the King County Council and subsequent publication of reports.
December 7, 2016: Our proposed 2017-18 audit work program was presented to the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee for its consideration.
Our performance audits of the King County Sheriff's Early Intervention System and Emergency Medical Services will be heard by the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee on January 24, 2017.
- Letter to Council: Merit Pay
- Capital Projects Oversight Report: Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network
- Audit: Paratransit
- Audit: Transit Information Technology
- Audit: King County Sheriff Overtime
- Audit: Public Health