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Employee Trust Funds Financial Statements — We provided an unmodified opinion on the 2013 financial statements of the Department of Employee Trust Funds. Our independent auditor's report on the financial statements is included in the Department's annual financial report.
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State of Wisconsin's Financial Statements — We provided our unmodified audit opinion on the State of Wisconsin's financial statements for FY 2013-14. Our opinion is included in the State's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which is prepared by the Department of Administration.
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Initial Claims Processing for Unemployment Insurance — We found almost 1.7 million calls to the call centers at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), or 60.2 percent of the total, were blocked in FY 2013-14 because call center staff were busy and the telephone queues were full. We also found that DWD's administrative law judges generally issued appeals decisions faster than required by federal law, and that the amount of unemployment benefit overpayments recouped by DWD declined steadily in recent years.
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Government Accountability Board — We recommend GAB's staff improve how voter registration records are maintained; improve the oversight of campaign finance, lobbying, and code of ethics laws; and improve procedures for considering complaints filed with GAB. We also identify several issues for consideration by the Legislature.
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Petroleum Inspection Fee Revenue Obligations Program — The program issued revenue bonds and other debt to fund claims under the Wisconsin Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program. We provide an unmodified opinion on its financial statement for FY 2013-14 and FY 2012-13. A $0.02 per gallon fee charged for petroleum products sold in Wisconsin will be used to repay the $164.5 million in revenue obligations outstanding as of June 30, 2014.
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A Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing was held Thursday, November 13, 2014. The audio archive can be accessed through this link.
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The Legislative Audit Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency that conducts financial and program evaluation audits of state agencies.
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Our reports typically contain reviews of financial transactions, analyses of agency performance or public policy issues, and recommendations for improvement.
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Reports are submitted to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which may arrange public hearings and introduce legislation in response to our recommendations.
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