State Auditor http://wunc.org en New State Guidelines Seek To End “Revolving Door” For State Workers http://wunc.org/post/new-state-guidelines-seek-end-revolving-door-state-workers <p>State lawmakers say they want to craft guidelines for state employees who oversee big contracts with private companies, but then leave to work for those institutions.</p><p>Back in the fall, lawmakers discovered that an IT manager with the Department of Health and Human Services who was overseeing the state’s troubled Medicaid reimbursement system left to work for that same company.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:42:25 +0000 Jessica Jones 27635 at http://wunc.org New State Guidelines Seek To End “Revolving Door” For State Workers State Auditor Beth Wood Defends Work http://wunc.org/post/state-auditor-beth-wood-defends-work <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt"><a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/09/3267301/key-details-withheld-from-audit.html">Recent controversy over the handling of the Medicaid system</a> by the state&rsquo;s Department of Health and Human Service has pointed a spotlight on a seemingly non-controversial office: the state auditor. </span></font></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:02:12 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 24161 at http://wunc.org State Auditor Beth Wood Defends Work Auditor Warned DHHS About NCTracks http://wunc.org/post/auditor-warned-dhhs-about-nctracks <p>State Auditor Beth Wood says she and other officials from her office did their best to warn Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos that it would be better to wait to go live with a new system to process Medicaid claims.</p><p>The system, called NCTracks, went live on July 1st of this year. Health care providers cite numerous problems. Many say they haven&#39;t received payments from the state in months. Auditor Wood says the previous administration had a timeline of 22 months to go live.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 23950 at http://wunc.org Auditor Warned DHHS About NCTracks Governor Calls For New Leadership At NC Rural Center http://wunc.org/post/governor-calls-new-leadership-nc-rural-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is calling for new leadership at the NC Rural Economic Development Center.&nbsp; This comes after a scathing </span><a href="http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/FiscalControl/FCA-2013-7901.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">audit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the non-profit.&nbsp; In </span><a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130717/statement-governor-mccrory-rural-center-audit" style="line-height: 1.5;">a statement released Wednesday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pretty much called for Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall and Board Chairwoman Valeria Lee to step down.&nbsp; Both were instrumental in the Rural Center’s inception in 1987.</span></p><p>The fallout comes after a <a href="http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/FiscalControl/FCA-2013-7901.pdf">new state audit</a> of the Rural Center which shows a failure of the organization to provide proper oversight of millions of dollars in grants.&nbsp; Auditor Beth Wood says it’s disappointing.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:51:09 +0000 Leoneda Inge 19156 at http://wunc.org Governor Calls For New Leadership At NC Rural Center Auditor's Report Questions Princeville's Money Management http://wunc.org/post/auditors-report-questions-princevilles-money-management <p>The state Auditor says two Princeville town officials misspent public money.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:21:41 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13338 at http://wunc.org Auditor's Report Questions Princeville's Money Management Goldman Asks Media To Refocus On Auditor's Race http://wunc.org/post/goldman-asks-media-refocus-auditors-race <p>Republican Debra Goldman held a news conference today to ask media to keep personal matters out of her campaign for State Auditor.<br> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 4140 at http://wunc.org Goldman Challenges Wood In Auditor Race http://wunc.org/post/goldman-challenges-wood-auditor-race <p><strong>Catherine Brand: </strong>Early voting ends tomorrow in North Carolina. Voters are electing a new governor - and they're also making selections for other statewide offices.<br><br><strong>Isaac-Davy Aronson:</strong> Democrat Beth Wood says she's earned a second term as State Auditor, by turning the office into a fast, efficient, and tenacious watchdog.<br> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 4144 at http://wunc.org