We document the results of our analyses in reports to the
Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
These reports are also available to the public, although
our work is confidential before publication. After a report is published, the
Audit Committee may arrange a public hearing and legislation may be introduced
in response to our recommendations.
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Audit reports include independent financial audits of state agencies’
accounting records and compliance with financial reporting and other laws and
regulations; reviews of agency management; and evaluations of various state
programs, to determine whether the desired results are being achieved and whether
objectives established by the Legislature or another authorizing body are being
met. Each report number begins with the last two digits of the year of publication.
Best practices reviews identify local government practices that may save
public funds or provide more effective delivery of government services. Report
topics are selected with the assistance of an advisory council whose members
represent counties, cities, villages, and towns.
Our report on our annual audit of the State of Wisconsin's general purpose
financial statements is included in the Independent Auditor's Report
published in the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) by
the State Controller’s Office. Our reports on our annual financial
audits of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, the Department of Employee
Trust Funds, and the UW System are included in the Independent Auditor's Report
in those agencies' annual reports.
can be accessed on line. The full text of our numbered reports published since
August 1998, and summaries of earlier reports are also available.
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