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April 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Audit: State sold computers with Social Security numbers, tax info still on them

Several state agencies likely gave away or sold hundreds of surplus computers that still contained confidential information, such as Social Security numbers, medical records and tax forms, according to an audit released Thursday. Auditors examined only the computers sent to surplus by 13 agencies over a six-week period last summer. But they estimated that 109…


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October 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Auditor: UW program director repeatedly violated travel rules

The director of a University of Washington program that helps high-poverty students go to college used her position to secure special privileges for herself and her family — including a hotel’s presidential suite — when traveling on business, the state auditor has found. The auditor’s report also found that the director of the GEAR UP…


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October 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Audit affirms Sound Transit management, criticizes its ridership forecasts

While Sound Transit leadership has made sound budget decisions, the agency falls short on ridership forecasts, its citizen oversight panel works in obscurity and the agency needs to set aside more money in case of cost overruns, according to a just-released audit by the state. The 125-page performance audit from state auditor Brian Sonntag…


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