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The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

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Date Range
1997 2018


Report on its work, findings and recommendations regarding child support guidelines, enforcement and related issues to the governor, president of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives and chief justice of the supreme court.

Contributors
Arizona. Legislature. Child Support Committee, Arizona. Legislature. Child Support Enforcement and Domestic Relations Reform Committee, Arizona. Legislature, et al.
Created Date
1997/2013

In November 2000, voters approved Proposition 301, which increased the State’s sales tax from 5 percent to 5.6 percent to provide additional money for educational programs. The enabling legislation for Proposition 301 requires the Auditor General to “. . . monitor school districts to determine the percentage of every dollar spent in the classroom by a school district.” This report presents our analysis of the percentage of dollars spent in the classroom for the most recently completed school year.

Contributors
Arizona. Division of School Audits, Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2001/2015

This review was conducted under contract with the Office of the Auditor General and as part of the sunset review process prescribed in Arizona Revised Statutes [section]41-2951 et seq. and found that the Arizona State Retirement System's current practices and procedures are reasonably consistent with industry standards and generally in line with many best practices

Contributors
Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2015-08-20

The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency is responsible for granting parole to eligible inmates, revoking the parole/community supervision of violators, and recommending clemency actions to the Governor. In calendar year 2013, the Board made 317 parole decisions, 1,840 revocation decisions, and 55 clemency-sentence commutation, pardon, and reprieve decisions. We identified four areas where the Board can improve its operations. First, although the Board has strengthened its policies to help ensure that board members are free from conflicts of interest, additional steps are needed. Second, the Board should continue its efforts to develop a formalized, structured decision-making process so that its ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2014-09

Department has reduced some program fees, but can improve its fee-setting process, continue to improve contract monitoring, and use results of effectiveness study to make program improvements

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2015-10

The Arizona Department of Financial Institutions partners with federal examiners to examine financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions, and has primary responsibility for examining financial enterprises, such as collection agencies and mortgage brokers. These examinations are designed to protect consumers and ensure sound business operations. Although the Department has established policies and procedures for effectively examining financial institutions, as of April 2013, the Department had a backlog of 197 statutorily required financial enterprise examinations. In order to address the backlog, the Department should spend less time examining enterprises that comply with the law and spend more time examining ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2013-08

Enhanced Board member recruitment, timely submission of all case review reports, increased caseworker participation at reviews, and reporting on child welfare system recommendations and program metrics needed.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2015-09

The Arizona Historical Society predates statehood and was established to obtain, hold in trust, and provide access to items pertinent to Arizona history. The Society’s state appropriations have decreased by 16 percent from $3.2 million in fiscal year 2008 to $2.7 million in fiscal year 2012. Nonappropriated revenues have also decreased by 29 percent from $1.4 million to $1 million over the same period. To address declining revenues, the Society needs to develop a fund-raising action plan, create and assign fundraising responsibilities to a development officer position as resources allow, evaluate the need for regional chapters, and strengthen relationships with ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2013-09

The Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings was established in 1995 to ensure that the public receives fair and independent administrative hearings. The Office has implemented several controls to help ensure that it provides fair, independent, and timely hearings, but it should implement statutorily required training programs, enhance its policies and procedures for ensuring fair and independent hearings, and better comply with statutory hearing time frame requirements. Additionally, the Office’s method for calculating the rates for its services results in inequitable agency charges, and the Office has further inflated these rates to make up for a shortfall in its State General ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2014-09

ARRA needs to overhaul its x-ray inspection approach, and the MRTBE should improve its processes for issuing certificates, resolving complaints, and providing information to the public

Contributors
Arizona. Office of the Auditor General, Arizona. Legislature
Created Date
2015-09