Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the government of Holt County. The audit received a performance rating of "good," but identified some areas of concern.
Auditors recommended improvements to accounting procedures in the sheriff's office, including procedures related to operation of a commissary where inmates can purchase snacks and personal items. The sheriff also handles money received for concealed carry weapon permits, bonds posted for bail, and other various items.
The report also identified threats to the security of information in some county offices related to password and computer controls. Employees in multiple county offices, including offices of the county collector, prosecuting attorney, recorder of deeds and county assessor, are not required to periodically change their passwords, putting accounts at risk for unauthorized access.
The complete Holt County audit report is available here.
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