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      State Auditor's office releases Follow-Up Report on Knox County

      Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich Wednesday released the follow-up report to his Dec. 2012 audit of Knox County. Here are the findings from Schweich's audit and their current status:

      Financial Condition: In Progress

      Property Taxes: Implemented

      Account Book and Annual Settlements: In Progress

      Tax Books: Implemented

      Receipts: In Progress

      Capital Improvement Sales Tax: Implemented

      Fuel and Vehicle Use: In Progress

      Employee Leave Records/Compensatory Time: Implemented

      Prosecuting Attorney/Supervisory Review Implemented

      Receipts and Deposits Implemented

      Disbursements Implemented

      Liabilities and Unidentified Balances: In Progress

      Donations: Not Implemented

      Schweich is the first state auditor in Missouri to implement a follow-up program. The audit follow-up program, AFTER, monitors the implementation of audit recommendations. The State Auditor's Office works with audited entities to establish a reasonable timeline for the implementation of audit recommendations, with a particular focus on those findings requiring immediate management attention. AFTER is responsible for following-up with audited entities when their implementation commitments are not kept. As part of this follow-up initiative, the State Auditor's Office will publish an annual status report to track implementation of audit recommendations, and, when needed, the State Auditor's Office will not hesitate to use all of the tools available to it by law, including subpoena power or the initiation of a new audit.

      To read the full follow-up report, visit: http://www.auditor.mo.gov/Press/2013-043.pdf