JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of the government of Shannon County, located in southeast Missouri. The county's most recent audit was released in December 2014, and received an overall performance rating of fair.
"This audit will review county operations and practices to find any areas where Shannon County can make improvements to better serve the public," Auditor Galloway said. "I encourage residents who have information that may be helpful to contact our Whistleblower Hotline."
Among the recommendations in the 2014 review were that county commission take the necessary steps to improve the financial condition of the General Revenue Fund and the Special Road and Bridge Fund, and make repayments from the General Revenue Fund to the Sheriff’s Revolving Fund and the Special Road and Bridge Fund; that the sheriff use revolving fund monies in accordance with state law; that the prosecuting attorney ensure better accounting methods in the office.
Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration may contact the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.