Galloway releases follow-up report for West Plains Municipal Court audit

Auditors find county has implemented seven of ten recommendations


Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released the City of West Plains Municipal Court audit follow-up report.

The West Plains Municipal Court audit was issued in December 2014 and earned an overall performance rating of "fair." The follow-up report, which does not include an overall rating, highlights the steps the court has taken to implement audit recommendations and notes areas where concerns remain.

"Local officials in West Plains are taking steps to address the issues in the audit and implement recommendations," Galloway said. "I'm confident that these changes will improve court operations and service to citizens."

For follow-up reporting purposes, audit findings are evaluated and ranked as implemented, in progress, partially implemented or not implemented.

In the West Plains Municipal Court follow-up report, audit staff followed up on all ten recommendations. At the time of the follow-up review, seven recommendations were implemented, two recommendations were in progress and one was partially implemented.

The West Plains Municipal Court has taken actions to ensure that individual case records are appropriately retained, that court transactions are processed immediately and that a system is in place to track traffic violation tickets and associated fines and court costs.

The follow-up review for West Plains Municipal Court was primarily conducted in June 2015. The information is deemed accurate through that time. A link to the complete follow-up report is available here.

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