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The Auditor's Office receives highest marks in peer review

In order to ensure audit quality and adherence to Government Auditing Standards, the King County Auditor’s Office is required to undergo a peer review every three years. Our reviewers were on site in March, evaluating the period from January 2014 through December 2016. They conducted a thorough review that included evaluation of internal monitoring procedures, assessment of a sample of audit documentation, and staff interviews to appraise knowledge and skills. We passed! In addition, they noted excellence in the following areas:

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Collaborative environment leverages knowledge and abilities
  • Innovative project management techniques encourage efficiency and results
  • Credible reports which are informative and impactful

Read the 2017 peer review

Our amended 2017-2018 work program includes an update to the mandated Transit performance audit and adds monitoring of three capital projects oversight programs (link).


Be watching for our upcoming briefings to the King County Council and publication of reports.

Upcoming briefings and publications

          Rapid Ride Fare Enforcement Audit: Transportation Economy and Environment Committee, March 20, 2018
          Transit Capital Program: Government Accountability & Oversight Committee, March 27, 2018


Audits in progress

Audit: Homelessness
Audit: Elections
Audit: Public Defense
Audit: Noise Code
Audit: Property Tax Appeals

Capital Projects Oversight projects in progress

Children and Family Justice Center
Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network
Georgetown Combined Sewer Overflow
South County Recycling and Transfer Station
Courthouse Projects
Transit Capital Program
Capital Projects Risk Scoring
Joint Ship Canal
West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant


King County Council agendas, minutes, and videos



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