News & Press Releases

July 2017

News

Stowe Reporter

Resorts Agree to Change Leases: Vail will bring uphill ski policy to Stowe

 

June 2017

News

WDEV Radio

Open Mike with Mike Smith - Interview 06/28/17  (Fast-forward to minute 25:00)

VPR

Audit: State Investigations Into Alleged Employee Misconduct Lack Paper Trail

VTDIGGER

Auditor: State paid workers $3M during misconduct probes

Rutland Herald

Audit finds state lax on forced paid leave

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: State construction projects ran late and over budget

Vermont Biz

Auditor: State building projects plagued by $24.6 million in cost overruns

VPR

New Audit Shows Major Cost Overruns In State Construction Projects

 

February 2017

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Public Safety Spending Up as Crime Rate Flat

 

December 2016

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Price Transparency Still Lacking in Vermont Health Care

 

October 2016

News

VTDIGGER 

Audit questions state web portal fees

VERMONTBIZ

Auditor: Some state web fees not approved as required                     

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Millions of Dollars Later, VITL’S Impact Not Measurable

                                       

September 2016

News  

VTDIGGER

Auditor Targets DCFs Response To Benefits Fraud       

WCAX

VT Auditor's Report Reveals Benefit Fraud

VPR

Does Vermont Really Have An Embezzlement Problem?

 

July 2016

News

VTDIGGER

Audit: Many State Employees Weren't Evaluated Last Year

Vermont Biz       

State auditor gives mild rebuke to three departments over performance reviews

VPR

Perspectives On The EB-5 Scandal

                                             

May 2016

News                   

Times Argus                                             

Hoffer: Oversight of Economic Programs Lacking

 

April 2016

News                     

VT DIGGER         

Auditor Identifies Data Collection Problems at Tax Department

                                             

March 2016

Agency of Education’s Calculations Generally Followed Law but Data Quality Could Be Enhanced

VT DIGGER

Auditor says Education Data Collection Could Use Improvement      

Times Argus

Audit: Student counts need a little tweaking

 

February 2016

News              ORCA Media - Community Access Television

State of the State: Doug Hoffer, Vermont Auditor of Accounts

 

December 2015

Press Release       Auditor Finds Excessive Reliance on Uncompetitive Contracting Practices

 Seven Days 

 Hoffer Finds Rampant No-Bid Contracting in State Government

 VPR

 Audit Of State Contracts Calls For A More Competitive Bidding Process     

 VTDIGGER

 Auditor: Agency of Education Failed to Seek Competitive Bids for Federal Money                                         

 

September 2015

News             Vermont Training Program – Compliance and Performance

VTDIGGER

 Auditor’s Memo Raises Questions Around Job Training Program's Oversight

 WCAX

 
 

August 2015

Press Release     Much Work Remains in Efforts to Detect and Prevent Worker Misclassification 

News                  

 VTDIGGER         

State Not Doing Enough to Enforce Employment Laws

VPR

Some Vt. Employers May Misclassify Workers As 'Contractors' To Avoid Expensive Benefits               

 

July 2015

Press Release     Hoffer Announces New Audits

 

June 2015

Press Release       State Auditor Calls For Improved Oversight: Department of Corrections’ Transitional Housing 

VTDIGGER          

State Auditor's Report Finds Fault with Prison Housing Program

 

April 2015

Press Release      State Auditor: Despite Some Progress, There Are Still Serious Problems with VT Health Connect

VTDIGGER                  

No guarantee State can complete Vermont Health Connect

VPR

Audit of Vermont Health Connect shows system has 'Critical Shortcomings'

WCAX                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Audit casts deep shadow over Vermont Health Connect                                 

 

February 2015

Press Release     State Auditor Examines State Government Energy Consumption

Times Argus

Energy goals: Poor tracking, planning cited

WPTZ

Auditor unable to pinpoint government energy usage

Press Release     State Auditor Reviews MIT Professor's Contract 

VTDIGGER

Auditor Suggests Gruber may have overbilled

 

January 2015

Press Release     State Auditor Examines Ski Area Leases of Public Lands

VTDIGGER    

Doug Hoffer: Setting the Record Straight on State's Land Leases to Ski Areas                                                                                                                                                     

VPR        

Auditor Says Vermont Should Charge Ski Resorts More For Use

VTDIGGER

Ski Area Leases Of State Land Badly Outdated, Auditor Finds

 

November 2014

Press Release     Auditor questions state role in liquor sales

VTDIGGER   

Auditor questions state’s role in liquor sales

 

October 2014

Press Release     Auditor Hoffer calls on AHS Departments to Improve Oversight of Designated Agencies

VTDIGGER

Auditor slams state’s failure to track social service contracts

 

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

    

News      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) to play video open using Google Chrome

FOX 44                                  

State Auditor: Sex Offender Registry has "Critical Errors" (video) to play video open using Google 

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                                                      

 

                                                            

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

 

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

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