Performance Audits

26
Sep
James A. Garfield School District Could Trim About $1.5 Million Annually, Performance Audit Finds

Bringing staffing, salaries and benefits in line with peer school districts will help James A. Garfield Local School District (Portage County) pare about $1.5 million annually from its budget over the next three years, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Aug
Performance Audit Recommends $440,000 in Annual Savings for Gahanna

The City of Gahanna (Franklin County) could see annual savings of more than $440,000 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Jun
Performance Audit Finds Department of Health Can Increase Efficiency and Streamline Process

Changes Could Save $1.1 Million for Taxpayers, Funeral Directors and Registrars

Using data driven decision-making, the Ohio Department of Health can protect vulnerable populations in the state’s nursing homes and related long-term care facilities more efficiently, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Jun
Consolidations Could Earn Department of Agriculture $500,000 Annually, Performance Audit Finds

The Ohio Department of Agriculture could earn nearly $500,000 in additional revenue each year by consolidating office and laboratory space and renting out the surplus, based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Jun
Performance Audit Recommends $1 Million in Savings to Help City of Portsmouth

The City of Portsmouth (Scioto County) could see annual savings of nearly $374,000 and claim one-time benefits of $639,000 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

25
May
Performance Audit Recommends $4.6 Million In Savings For Delaware City School District

The Delaware City School District (Delaware County) could save nearly $4.6 million based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Apr
Auditor Yost to Discuss Perkins Local School District Performance Audit, District Cost-Cutting

Auditor of State Dave Yost is scheduled to visit the Perkins Local School District in Erie County today to note the progress district officials have made to head off projected operating deficits and to mark the release of a performance audit recommending $1.7 million in additional spending reductions to augment the district’s own stringent efforts.

30
Mar
Performance Audit Recommends Millions in Savings for Parma City School District

State auditors today offered $6 million in savings recommendations to help the Parma City School District (Cuyahoga County) alleviate its financial stress. 

28
Feb
Streamlining Operations Could Save Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati $1.9 Million

The sewer district that serves the greater Cincinnati area could trim costs by $1.9 million without impacting services to citizens, according to a performance audit released today that showed some of the district’s costs are higher than its peers.

10
Jan
Performance audit: Facility optimization could reward BWC with $2.5 million boost

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) could realize a $2.5 million positive financial impact through facility optimization, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Dec
Higher Education Efficiency Bill Approved by General Assembly

Legislation granting the Auditor of State’s office authority to conduct performance audits of higher education institutions passed through the Ohio House of Representatives today and awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature. It received Senate approval on Wednesday. 

28
Nov
Auditor Yost Releases Special Report on Open Enrollment

Open enrollment can boost a school district’s revenue if managed carefully but may result in a financial loss if associated costs and policy decisions are overlooked, Auditor Yost said in a special report released today.

14
Nov
Ohio State and Auditor of State partner to advance university’s efficiency goals

University is first higher-ed institution to undergo performance audit

To amplify the university’s ongoing efficiency work, The Ohio State University and the Auditor of State’s office will collaborate on the state’s first performance audit of a higher education institution.

25
Oct
Audit Lauds Hubbard Schools for Careful Management of Open Enrollment Program

The Hubbard Exempted Village School District (Trumbull County) realized a $1 million net gain through the careful management of its open enrollment program, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The audit identified more than $1.1 million in potential savings.

18
Oct
Performance Audit Recommends Adjustments to Open Enrollment at Austintown Schools

The Austintown Local School District (Mahoning County) could save more than $766,000 by modifying its open enrollment practices, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The audit identified over $1.4 million in potential savings. 

13
Oct
Performance Audit Notes Effective Open Enrollment Practices, Identifies $990,900 in Savings

A performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost commended the Madison Local School District (Lake County) for its open enrollment practices and provided 11 recommendations to help it save $990,900.

11
Oct
Audit: ODOT Could Save $3.5 Million with Data-Driven Improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) could save up to $3.5 million annually by replacing outdated structures with more efficient facilities that are more strategically located, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Sep
Adjusting Class Size Limits Could Save Cincinnati Schools Millions

Increasing class size limits for grades K-3 is one of several steps the Cincinnati City School District (Hamilton County) can take to save more than $11.3 million, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Aug
Northmont City Schools Taking Steps to Save $626,500

The Northmont City School District (Montgomery County) could save more than $2.2 million by adjusting staffing, benefits and bus levels, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

19
Jul
Coventry Local School District Could Save $1.8 Million

A performance audit of the Coventry Local School District (Summit County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost identified more than $1.8 million in potential savings, mostly by reducing the number of open enrollment students it accepts. The district admits the most open enrollment students in the state.

07
Jun
Canton City School District Could Save More than $2.6 Million

More than $2.6 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Canton City School District (Stark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Mar
Gallipolis City School District Could Save More Than $1 Million

More than $1 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Gallipolis City School District (Gallia County) released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Jan
Brunswick City School District Could Save $2 Million

More than $2 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Brunswick City School District (Medina County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Sep
$560,300 in Potential Savings Identified at Jefferson Township

More than $560,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of Jefferson Township (Franklin County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Jul
$858,900 in Potential Savings Identified at Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District

More than $850,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District (Tuscarawas County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Jul
Walnut Township Local School District Could Save $1 Million

More than $1 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Walnut Township Local School District (Fairfield County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

30
Jun
Ohio EPA Performance Audit Released

More than $3.7 million in potential savings were outlined in a performance audit of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jun
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Performance Audit Released

A performance audit of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost outlines recommendations to save tax dollars by improving data quality and collection. 

23
Jun
$653,000 in Potential Savings Identified at the City of Martins Ferry

More than $650,000 could be saved each year in the City of Martins Ferry’s (Belmont County) water and public safety departments, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jun
Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District Performance Audit Released

A performance audit of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District (Lorain County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost offers several ways the district could address a looming deficit.

16
Jun
Northmor Local School District Could Save $345,000

More than $345,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Northmor Local School District (Morrow County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Jun
ODOT Performance Audit Released

Additional efficiencies in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) fleet operation could save more than $1.7 million, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Apr
Springfield Local School District could save $2.6 Million

More than $2.6 million identified as potential annual savings could be realized at Springfield Local School District (Lucas County), according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Apr
Performance Audit Identifies $2.8 million in Potential Savings for Middletown City Schools

Nearly $3 million in potential annual savings were identified at Middletown City School District (Butler County), according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

18
Mar
Monroeville Local School District could save $730,000

More than $730,000 could be saved each year by the Monroeville Local School District (Huron County), according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Mar
$630,000 in Potential Savings Identified at Shadyside Local School District

Nearly $630,000 in recommended savings could help struggling Shadyside Local School District close a deficit gap, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.   

12
Feb
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Performance Audit

Final Report Shows Value of Data Collection

In total, the performance audit recommendations could create an annual financial impact of $8,294,327 and one-time savings of $3,940,606.

03
Feb
$708,000 in Potential Savings at Cardington-Lincoln Local Schools

A nearly $450,000 projected deficit could be transformed into a $1.8 million surplus by reducing size to meet peer, regional and industry averages at Cardington-Lincoln Local School District, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.   

27
Jan
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Performance Audit

Interim Report Part Three: Capital Investment, Planning and Budgeting

Strategic investments into cabins and campgrounds within Ohio’s state parks could generate more than $3.3 million in average annual returns and $3.8 million in one-time cost avoidance, according to an interim performance audit report of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

15
Jan
Performance Audit of Hillsdale Local Schools Reaps Nearly $1 Million in Potential Savings

Closing the elementary school and improving the cost effectiveness of the employee health insurance program can help the Hillsdale Local School District (Ashland County) save as much as $990,000.

15
Jan
$4.7 Million in Potential Savings at Mansfield City School District

Altering expenditures to align with its peers could save the struggling Mansfield City School District (Richland County) $4.7 million per year.

15
Jan
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Performance Audit

Interim Report Part Two: Fish Hatchery Operations

Taxpayers won’t find themselves on-the-hook for wasteful spending at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Fish Hatchery Operations, according to an interim performance audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

06
Jan
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Performance Audit Interim Report Part One: Fleet Management

Operating by data-driven fleet management standards could generate financial gains of more than $1 million for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), according to an interim report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Sep
City of Niles could save $4.4 Million Annually

The city of Niles (Trumbull County) could realize a variety of potential savings and efficiencies, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Sep
Lockland Local School District Approved Audit Recommendations

Lockland Local School District has implemented multiple cost-saving recommendations from a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

28
Aug
Clearview Local School District could Save $888,000

Nearly $888,000 in annual savings could be realized at Clearview Local School District (Lorain County), according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Aug
Brookfield Local School District could Regain Financial Stability

Brookfield Local School District (Trumbull County) could save nearly $250,000 per year and move closer toward shedding its fiscal emergency status, according to a performance audit released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

 

12
Aug
Modernizing Mahoning County Engineer’s Office Creates Efficiency

Potential for $566,000 in Annual Savings Identified

Modernizing the antiquated operations of the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office would save money and increase efficiency, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost

12
Aug
Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Could Save $2 Million Annually, Eliminate Forecasted Deficits

Switzerland of Ohio Local School District’s current spending exceeds its peers in some areas and could be reduced by $2 million per year, according to a performance audit released today.

17
Jun
Rossford Exempted Village School District Could Save $3.75 Million Annually

Increasing energy efficiency and aligning staff levels with similar school districts would contribute to more than $3.75 million in potential savings at Rossford Exempted Village School District in Wood County.

17
Jun
Performance Audit Identifies More Than $800,000 in Potential Savings for Ledgemont Local Schools

More than $800,000 could immediately be saved by the cash-strapped Ledgemont Local School District in Geauga County through the implementation of recommendations made in a performance audit released today

08
May
Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District Could Save $767,000 Annually

Implementing a sick leave policy and increasing transportation efficiency would contribute to potential savings of more than $767,000, according to a performance audit of Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

22
Apr
Performance Audit Identifies $253,000 in Potential Savings for Bellefontaine

Cutting down on unnecessary water loss could help save the City of Bellefontaine (Logan County) as much as $253,000.

01
Apr
Performance Audit Identifies $1.1 Million in Potential Savings at Tecumseh Local School District

A review of Tecumseh Local School District, as requested by the Ohio Department of Education, identified $1,117,581 in potential savings, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

01
Apr
Performance Audit of Massillon Identifies $628,000 in Potential Savings

As much as $628,000 could be saved every year by the City of Massillon through the implementation of 13 recommendations outlined in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Mar
Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 1

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

20
Mar
Performance Audit of Galion City School District Identifies $650,000 in Potential Savings

A review of Galion City School District, as requested by the Ohio Department of Education, identified $654,254 in potential savings, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

18
Mar
Performance Audit of Conotton Valley Union Local School District Identifies $275,000 in Potential Savings

A review of Conotton Valley Union Local School District identified $275,490 in potential savings, according to a performance audit released today.

11
Feb
Performance Audit Provides $1.4 Million in Potential Savings for Perkins Local Schools

As much as $1.4 million could be saved annually by the Perkins Local School District (Erie County) according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jan
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Next to Receive Performance Audit

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be the next state agency to undergo a performance audit as required by Ohio law.   

24
Dec
West Clermont Local School District Saves $2.9 Million

West Clermont Local School District (WCLSD) has saved more than $2 million during the 2013-14 school year by implementing recommendations from a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Dec
Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

22
Oct
Performance Audit of Caldwell Exempted Village School District Identifies $613,000 in Potential Savings

More than $613,000 in potential savings for the Caldwell Exempted Village School District (Noble County) was identified in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Oct
Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 22, 2013. 

08
Oct
Performance Audit Recognizes Proactive Approaches Taken at Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools

A performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost outlines options for the district to save an additional $1.7 million.

07
Oct
Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 8

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 8, 2013. 

05
Sep
Performance Audit of Northwest Local Schools Provides $1.2 Million in Potential Savings

As much as $1.2 million in potential savings for the Northwest Local School District (Scioto County) was found in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Sep
Audit Releases for Thursday, September 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 5, 2013.

12
Jul
More Than $430,000 in Potential Savings Found at East Knox Local Schools

 A performance audit of the district released by Auditor of State Dave Yost provides a total of more than $430,000 in potential savings.

01
Jul
Ohio Department of Education Performance Audit Identifies $5.7 Million in Savings

Improving information management and balancing the ratio of employees to supervisors are among more than $5.7 million in potential savings.

27
Jun
$23 Million in Savings Identified in Ohio Department of Transportation Performance Audit

Auditor of State Dave Yost made $23 million in recommendations for savings to the Ohio Department of Transportation in a performance audit released today.

13
Jun
Final ODJFS Performance Audit Report Released

Total Savings Surpass $47.5 Million

Fighting Medicaid fraud on the front end could save Ohio nearly $30 million, according to the final performance audit report of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

30
May
Performance Audit Digs Deep Into Workforce Development

One workforce development area spends 97 percent of its funds on direct services to clients, while others spend as little as 41 percent, according to an interim performance audit of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
May
Performance Audit Supports "Project SHARE"

Barnesville, Union Local Consider Sharing Treasurer

Sharing a single treasurer or superintendent or both at the Barnesville Exempted Village and Union Local school districts is supported by a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
May
$333,000 in Potential Savings Found for Cloverleaf Local Schools

Bringing benefits more in line with similar districts could save the Cloverleaf Local School District $330,000, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Apr
Another $7.4 Million in Possible Savings Found

Fourth ODOT Performance Audit Interim Report Released

As much as $7.4 million could be saved by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) by mowing grass less often, as outlined in the performance audit interim report released today.

21
Mar
Interim Performance Report at Ohio Job and Family Services

Identifies Nearly $17 million in Savings

More than $10 million could be saved annually by cutting the number of supervisors at the state Department of Job and Family Services (JFS), according to an interim performance audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

05
Mar
Performance Audit Identifies $740,000 in Savings for Monroe Local Schools

Increasing employee contributions to health care premiums and aligning staffing to peer levels are among the potential savings identified for the Monroe Local School District.

28
Feb
More than $1.3 million in Savings for Niles CSD Identified in State Performance Audit

Increasing employee contributions to health care premiums and aligning staffing to peer levels are among the potential savings identified for the Niles City School District in a performance audit released today.

31
Jan
Performance Audit Identifies $647,000 in Savings for City of Napoleon

More than $647,000 could be saved annually in the City of Napoleon if recommendations from a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost are followed.

24
Jan
Performance Audit Identifies $500,000 in Savings for City of Wooster

Bringing fire and police compensation in line with peers and increasing employee contributions to health insurance are among $500,800 in potential savings identified for the City of Wooster.

24
Jan
More than $519,000 in Savings Identified for Village of Middlefield

City Administration Already Implementing Changes

Village of Middlefield Mayor Ben Garlich said today he is pleased with both the results and the process used in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Dec
Interim Performance Report at Ohio Job and Family Services Identifies $1 million in Savings

Report Focuses on Unemployment Compensation Review Commission

An interim performance audit of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

18
Dec
Performance Audit Identifies $463,000 in Savings for City of Chardon

Consolidating dispatch operations and bringing employee health insurance contributions in line with peers are among $463,000 in potential savings identified for the City of Chardon, according to a performance audit released today.

11
Dec
More than $730,000 in Savings for Cuyahoga Heights LSD in Performance Audit

Excess busing costs and spending more than double for extracurricular activities per student are among the potential savings identified for the Cuyahoga Heights Local School District in a performance audit released today.

29
Nov
Performance Audit Finds $1.7 Million in Savings for Indian Creek Local Schools

Nearly $800,000 in unnecessary bus and building expenditures is among more than $1.7 million in potential savings for Indian Creek Local School District (Jefferson County) identified in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Nov
Performance Audit Identifies Savings for Fostoria

Controlling the cost of employee benefits could save more than $200,000 annually for the City of Fostoria (Seneca County) according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Nov
Performance Audit Finds More Than $3.8 Million in Savings for Marion City Schools

Controlling health insurance costs and staffing levels could help save more than $3.8 million for Marion City Schools (Marion County) according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost

23
Oct
Performance Audit Finds $1.3 Million in Savings in Findlay

Contracting with the county Sheriff’s office for dispatch services and bringing health insurance and staffing in line with peers are among more than $1.3 million in potential annual savings available to the City of Findlay.

11
Oct
Performance Audit Finds $1.6 million in Savings for Gallipolis

Improving water treatment infrastructure and contracting out services at the Village of the City of Gallipolis (Gallia County) are among nearly $1.6 million in potential savings identified in a performance audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Oct
ODE Could Save $430,000 Annually By Moving Student Information Database In-house

Moving Ohio’s outsourced Statewide Student Identifier system (SSID) to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) could save more than $430,000 annually, or $4.3 million over a 10-year period, according to an interim performance audit report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

18
Sep
Warrensville Heights Board of Education Receives Special Education Performance Audit

Warrensville Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County) should improve its budgeting and early intervention procedures, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Jul
Performance Audit Finds $3.7 Million in Potential Savings for Cincinnati Service Department

Privately contracting for solid waste collection and street sweeping could save the City of Cincinnati Public Service Department more than $2 million annually, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Jul
Performance Audit Cites High Efficiency at Erie County Auditor's Office

The Erie County Auditor’s office was recognized for efficient staffing and high productivity in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

12
Jun
Performance Audit Recommendations Total Nearly $700,000 in Potential Savings for Upper Scioto Valley Local Schools

Adjustments to staff levels and bus routes will help the Upper Scioto Valley Local School District (Hardin County) address forecasted future deficits according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

07
Jun
$1.7 Million in Savings Identified at Buckeye Local Schools

Overhauling insurance programs could help save more than $1.7 million at the Buckeye Local School District, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Jun
Township Cash Payments $12,000 More than Allowed

Although Ohio law permits townships to pay employees cash in lieu of health insurance, Goshen Township (Clermont County) exceeded allowable amounts for such payments by nearly $12,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
May
Performance Audit Identifies $355,000 in Savings for Black River Local Schools

Renegotiating health insurance costs and administrator pensions could save $355,000 annually at the Black River Local School District (Medina County), according to a performance audit released Thursday by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
May
Auditor Yost Recommends Changes in ODOT Fuel Use

Implementation Could Save Taxpayers $800,000 Per Year

Taxpayers spent an extra $3.3 million over the last four years to pay for ODOT’s mandated use of biodiesel fuel in its vehicles, according to a performance audit interim report released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Apr
ODOT Fleet, Rest Areas Offer Nearly $6 Million in Savings

State agency performance audit gives 20-to-one return

A total of $6 million in potential savings was identified in the status update report to the Ohio Department of Transportation released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Mar
Performance Audit Identifies More than $1 Million in Annual Savings for Maumee

Twenty-one recommendations add up to more than $1.3 million in potential annual savings for the city of Maumee, according to a performance audit released Thursday by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Mar
Auditor Yost Offers London Schools Ways to Save

A performance audit prompted by the London City School District’s (Madison County) fiscal caution status identified more than $1.3 million in potential savings, according to the report released by Auditor of State Dave Yost today.

14
Feb
More Than $1.3 Million in Potential Savings Identified in Madison Local Schools Performance Audit

Health insurance, transportation and special education are the three largest opportunities among more than $1.3 million in potential cost-savings at Madison Local School District in Lake County, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Feb
Performance Audit Identifies Potential Savings for the Greene County ESC

“This performance audit gives management the data to make wise decisions about personnel costs," Auditor of State Dave Yost said. The report revealed that employees of the Greene County Educational Service Center make more than their peers.

19
Jan
Auditor of State's Office Offers Pickerington P.D. Ways to Save

As much as $81,000 annually can be saved by the Pickerington Police Department through changes to its employee benefit package, according to the performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost

15
Dec
Butler County Performance Audit Offers $2 Million in Potential Savings

Potential cost savings of $2,014,400 were identified in the performance audit of Butler County.

08
Dec
More Than $1.8 Million in Potential Savings Identified in Portsmouth City Schools Performance Audit

“By stepping in line with their peers, the Portsmouth City Schools could make great strides toward maintaining future financial stability,” Auditor Yost said.  “Results like these prove what a difference performance audits can make.”

18
Nov
Auditor of State Releases Performance Audit

Commends Overall Operations; Offers Recommendations for Improvement

In the first audit of its kind since the passage of legislation earlier this year authorizing performance audits of state agencies, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today that the performance audit of his office is now complete

15
Nov
Parma City Schools Performance Audit Identifies More than $5.3 Million in Potential Savings

“These potential cost savings could go a very long way in helping the Parma City Schools become fiscally fit again, ”said Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Aug
Cincinnati Gives Green Light to Performance Audit

Department of Public Services to be Audited

Auditor of State Dave Yost praised the Cincinnati City Council for their unanimous, bipartisan vote yesterday to authorize a performance audit to “skinny down” the city’s Department of Public Services.

28
Jul
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Seeks Guidance to Prevent Fraud

Performance Audit Recommendations Released Today by Auditor Yost

“Strong financial controls are the foundation of strong organizations and build safety for public money,” Auditor Yost said. “I commend the leadership of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for requesting this review.”

12
Jul
Performance Audit of the City of Mansfield Released Today

More than $3 Million in Savings Recommended

“If the City of Mansfield follows these recommendations, it will be their road out of fiscal emergency,” Auditor Yost said.

07
Jul
Performance Audit of Graham Local Schools Released

More than $1.4 million in savings recommended

“I am delighted the administration at Graham Local Schools has already implemented many of the recommended savings from this performance audit,” Auditor Yost said. “In times where schools must cope with dwindling dollars, it’s encouraging that the district is being proactive in “skinnying down” operations to ensure its fiscal health for the future.”

07
Jul
Performance Audit of the Auburn Career Center Released

More than $300,000 in savings recommended

“Efficient and effective operations was the goal of this performance audit,” Auditor Yost said. “With these results, the Auburn Career Center has the tools it needs to better serve students and taxpayers alike.”

05
May
Performance Audit of Delaware City Schools Released

More than $1.2 million in potential savings identified

More than $1.2 million in potential savings were identified in the performance audit of the Delaware City School District released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Apr
L.E.A.P. Fund Application Process Now Open

Applications Available Online

...Dave Yost announced the application process is now open for the newly created Leverage for Efficiency, Accountability and Performance Fund (LEAP Fund). Interested local governments can apply online beginning today

05
Apr
Performance Audit of Youngstown City Schools Released

More than $6.3 Million in Savings Recommended

04
Apr
Contract for Performance Audit of the Auditor of State’s Office Awarded

Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today that Plante & Moran, PLLC will be the accounting firm to conduct the first performance audit of a state agency: the Auditor of State’s office. Plante & Moran was selected from a pool of six firms who responded to the Auditor of State’s Request for Proposal.

31
Mar
Harrison Hills City School District Performance and Financial Audits Released

Potential Cost Savings from Recommendations Total More Than $2.1 Million

More than $2.1 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of Harrison Hills City Schools released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Aug
Taylor: Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office Overstaffed, Inefficient

New charter government will save taxpayers more than $2 million annually if recommendations are implemented

05
Aug
Taylor Issues Performance Audit of Liberty Local School District

Auditor of State says plan could save taxpayers more than $1.2 million each year

30
Dec
Taylor Issues Performance Audit of Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office

Office can save more than $1 million if audit recommendations are implemented

18
Nov
Taylor Releases Lawrence County Performance Audit

Report reveals potential deficit if status quo continues

21
Jun
Taylor Issues Mahoning County Board of MRDD Performance Audit

Audit Identifies More than $570,000 in Annual Cost Savings, about $1 Million in Increased Revenue

10
May
Taylor Issues Chillicothe City School District Performance Audit

Recommendations Include More than $1 Million in Savings for the District

22
Mar
Taylor Issues Painesville Local School District Performance Audit

At Request of Fiscally Conscious District, Audit Identifies Potential Savings