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Agency 095
Office of State Auditor
Recommendation Summary
Dollars in Thousands
FY 97 FTEs General Fund-State Other Funds Total Funds
1995-97 Expenditure Authority 288.3 508 36,700 37,208
Supplemental Changes
Whistleblower Workload Increase 2.9 350 350
Reinstate Audit Automation FTEs 10.0 (756) (756)
Subtotal - Supplemental Changes 12.9 (406) (406)
Total Proposed Budget 301.2 508 36,294 36,802
Difference 12.9 (406) (406)
Percent Change from Current Biennium 4.5% (1.1)% (1.1)%
Supplemental Changes
Whistleblower Workload Increase
This item provides funding for the Whistleblower program workload increase. Pursuant to RCW 42.20, the State Auditor is responsible for the investigation of disclosures of improper governmental action made by state employees. A preliminary investigation of disclosures must be completed within 30 days and a final report must be submitted within 90 days of receiving disclosures, unless written justification for a delay is furnished to the whistleblower. From Fiscal Year 1995 to Fiscal Year 1996, there was a 57 percent increase of cases investigated (240 to 377 cases). (State Audit Services Revolving Fund)
Reinstate Audit Automation FTEs
The State Auditor received funds in the 1995-97 Biennium to automate the audit process. The result was expected to be a reduction of 10 FTE staff, with a savings of $1 million per year in the base budget. The software was pilot tested and was found not to meet the needs of the Auditor's office. The original funding for the project, $1,256,000, is eliminated in this item, and the 10 FTE staff and funding at $500,000 are reinstated, for a net reduction of $755,000. (State Audit Services Revolving Fund, Municipal Services Revolving Fund, Nonappropriated)