News/Press Releases

August 2014                    

 Press Release

                    Auditor Commends PSB for Plans to Improve Public Access to Information

                            Burlington Free Press

                                  End the Privatization of Public Records

                             Burlington Free Press

                                   Auditor criticizes Public Service Board access

                              VTDIGGER    

                                    Auditor urges PSB to make transcripts more affordable        

                       Vermont Health Connect Audit Announcement

                             Burlington Free Press                          

                                   State auditor to review Vermont Health Connect

                             VTDIGGER                                    

                                  State auditor plans performance audit of Vermont Health Connect

                            Times Argus

                                  Audit planned of Health Connect remedies

July 2014

Press Release

                      State Auditor Releases Second Sex Offender Registry Audit

                            Seven Days                                   

                                  Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist

                            WCAX

                                   Vt. sex offender registry under fire again (video)

                             FOX 44                                  

                                  State Auditor: Sex Offender Registry has "Critical Errors" (video)

                             Burlington Free Press                                  

                                  Audit finds errors in sex offender registry

                             VTDIGGER                                  

                                  State Auditor says problems persist with Sex Offender Registry

                              Rutland Herald

                                   Audit: Errors persist in sex offender list

 

June 2014

Press Release     

State Auditor Examines Consumer Access to Health Care Information

                                WCAX  

                                   Cost of care an unknown for Vermont patients

                                VT DIGGER       

                                    Auditor’s report says state could be doing more to make health care costs transparent for consumers

                                Times Argus

                                    Hoffer: Data on health trends falls short

May 2014

                  News: 

                                         Times Argus                                                  
                                                   Whistleblowers now can hide names
                                     

April 2014                         

                 News:

                                          VTDIGGER
                                                     Contract prevents state auditor from reviewing VSEA pharmacy benefits

                 News:

                                           Vermont Public Radio                                               
                                                     Lawmakers Mull Protections For Whistleblowers

February 2014

                 News:

                                             Times Argus
                                                     Vt. lawmakers told whistle-blowers fear payback

December 2013

                News:                                 

                                              Burlington Free Press                                         
                                                     Vermont auditor Hoffer seeks whistleblower protection

November 2013

Press Release:      Auditor says oversight of State cell phones is deficient

                                               Burlington Free Press (Editorial)

                                                 Voice of the Free Press: The little things, too, add up

                                               FOX 44 - mychamplainvalley.com

                                                 Report Finds Vt. Wasting Money on Cell Phones(video)

                                                VTDIGGER                                                            

                                                  State cellphone audit uncovers waste

                                                Times Argus                                                     

                                                  Audit: State overspends on cellphone plans

 

                                                Burlington Free Press                                                      

                                                    Auditor identified phones never or rarely used that cost the state $272,000

 

                                                            

 October 2013

 Press Release:     Auditor finds cost overruns in correctional health care

                                               Brattleboro Reformer                                                            

                                                      Audit: Health costs over budget for Vt inmates                                               

                                               VTDIGGER                                                               

                                                      State Auditor Critiques DOC's Health Care Contract

                                               Times Argus

                                                      Corrections overspends on health care by $4.2M

                                                Burlington Free Press                                                               

                                                      Auditor: State oversight of prison health contract falls short

 

                                                     

September 2013

Press Release:     Hoffer announces new audits

                                             Rutland Herald

                                                   State auditor targets four areas

                                           The Mark Johnson Show

                                                   Auditor of Accounts discusses the work of the office 

                                            VTDIGGER

                                                  Auditor’s report uncovers problems with transitional housing 

                                            Bennington Banner                                                   
                                                      Report finds issues with transitional housing October 2013

 

 

Press Release:       State Auditor Examines AOT Projects, Practices

                                              VTDIGGER   

                                                    Road construction audits finds room for impovement                                                         

July 2013

 Press Release:      Auditor finds flaws in state workforce safety efforts

                                              Times Argus                                          
                                                       Report: Too many workplace injuries
 
                                              VTDIGGER                                                        
                                                       Auditor uncovers weaknesses in state's workers' compensation office
 
                                              Burlington Free Press                                                        

                                                       Audit: State could do more to curb injuries on the job

                                             WCAX            

                                                      Study: Vermont worker's comp system is flawed

                                              Brattleboro Reformer                                                     

                                                       Audit finds flaws in Vermont workplace safety efforts
 

                                                        

May 2013                    

Press Release:     Auditor Applauds TIF Reforms  

                                            Milton Independent                                                     

                                                     Milton officials reflect on $22k TIF bill

                                            VTDIGGER                       

                                                      Municipalities to pay back some money over TIF dispute

                                           Times Argus

                                                     Auditor praises Vt. action on tax districts

April 2013 

                 News:                       

                                           VTDIGGER                                                     

                                                      Auditor proposes identity protection for whistleblowers

March 2013 

                                       Tax Increment Financing - Recent Communications

                                                      Auditor's letter to Secretary Jeb Spaulding

                                                      Winooski's Response to SAO letter to Secretary Spaulding

                                                      Auditor's Response to Winooski

                                                      Milton's Response to SAO letter to Secretary Spaulding

                                                      Auditor's Response to Milton

February 2013

 Press Release:    State Auditor Releases the Report on Vermont DPS

                                          WCAX

                                                     Audit finds Vt. Public Safety Dept. payroll vulnerable to fraud

                                          VTDIGGER

                                                     Few problems found in audit of state police overtime 

Press Release:    Hoffer announces audits

                                                Audits to include the following

                                                Department of Corrections - Correct Care Solutions (inmate health care)

                                                Agency of Transportation (two contracts to be determined in the planning phase)

                                                Agency of Administration's Workers' Compensation & Injury Prevention Program

                                                State-Issued Cell Phones

                              VTDIGGER

                                      Hoffer lines up first few audits by Nat Rudarakanchana   

                              BURLINGTON FREE PRESS

                                      New Vermont state auditor announces work projects posted by Nancy Remsen 

                              WCAX

                                      New Vt. auditor announces 5 areas of study