Have questions or County related concerns? 
Call (520) 724-2738 
Email district1@pima.gov
I strive to return your calls or emails within 24 hours

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PIMA COUNTY?

What caught my attention were two Federal award findings and questioned costs:

Question #1:  Is Auditee (Pima County) qualified as low-risk auditee?

Response #1:  NO

Questioned Costs #2:  Federal award findings and questioned costs

Response #2:  The County did not initially identify on its Schedule of Expenses of Federal Award$3,663,633of federal program monies it passed through to subrecipients.  The County's Schedule of Expenses of Federal Awards (SEFA) was [later] adjusted to identify these monies.

FOLLOW THE MONEY

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!

PIMA COUNTY 2016 SINGLE AUDIT:  

SUMMARY OF AUDITORS' RESULTS

Many of you observe me at the Board meetings questioning various grants and contracts coming before the Board of Supervisors for approval.  Often times, Pima County representatives proudly discuss our "no findings" reputation.

However, when I reviewed the recent Single Audit 2016 Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs produced by the Arizona Auditor General for Year Ended June 30, 2016, I was concerned about what I read.  Here's a snapshot of that report:

  • We need to have effective control procedures in place to ensure that all monies passed through to subrecipients are properly identified.


  • We should develop and implement control procedures that identify all monies provided to subrecipients.


  • We cannot afford to under identify over $3 million in grant awards on our SEFA reports.

Overall, we need to improve our procedures so we can regain our status as a LOW-RISK AUDITEE.  Currently, federally funded programs are being scrutinized for possible funding cuts or program elimination.  So, we need to make sure our "i's" are dotted and "t's" crossed for all our programs.

I urge you to read the Single Audit Report and the County's Response.  As a Supervisor responsible for protecting county taxpayer resources, I consider these reports important documents that help guide my voting decisions.