The audit follow-up program monitors the implementation of audit recommendations. The State Auditor's Office works with audited entities to establish a reasonable timeline for the implementation of audit recommendations, with a particular focus on those findings requiring immediate management attention. As part of this follow-up initiative, the State Auditor's Office will publish an annual status report to track implementation of audit recommendations.
The State Auditor may activate the rapid response team when there is substantial, credible evidence that there is:
1) fraud, violations of state or federal law, rule or regulation, or significant misappropriation, mismanagement, or waste of public resources; or
2) significant risk of loss of confidence of the people in their government due to fiscal abuse or mismanagement; and
3) the need for immediate action to preserve relevant evidence and/or prevent continued harm.
If necessary, the State Auditor will refer the allegation to the appropriate law enforcement authority.