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The West Virginia State Capitol at night

Audit Prompts W.Va. Treasurer To Seek Greater Agency Oversight

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore says his office will propose greater oversight of an agency that an audit says didn’t keep adequate records of a loan program. The state Economic Development Authority’s loan program was intended to boost the state’s economy. A legislative audit released Tuesday says the authority used $25… Read More

West Virginia on a map

Audit: W.Va. Not Checking Criminal History of Child Care Staff

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A statehouse watchdog says West Virginia isn’t doing criminal background checks on its child protective services workers. A legislative audit released Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Resources identified multiple problems with the agency as it grapples with booming caseloads in the national opioid epidemic. The report says… Read More

Audit: W.Va. State Police Went Years Sans Formal Buying Rules

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative audit says West Virginia police went without formal, written purchasing rules for years, increasing the risk of fraud, abuse and waste. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the legislative Performance Evaluation and Research Division audit says the department was left without formal, written rules once legislators exempted the department from state Purchasing Division… Read More

The Athens County Board of Elections Office

Audit: Athens Co. Board of Elections Overpayed Employees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Athens County Board of Elections paid back the county after an audit found the organization overpayed eight employees. Auditor of State Keith Faber released the fiscal year 2018 audit of the county this week, which uncovered “poor internal controls” that resulted in eight Board of Elections employees being overpaid a total… Read More