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Council of State Court Judges propose new rules in wake of critical audit of misdemeanor probation operations

...Rules for State Courts.In the audit released April 25, state auditors found courts provided limited oversight of probation providers...fees after their terms had expired, sometimes for years.Auditors noted that 75 percent of the 390 case files they examined revealed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-05/council-state-court-ju
More changes ahead for Georgia's ethics agency

...late filers and to monitor the progress of active investigations.Commission Chairwoman Hillary String fel low told state auditors that the staff had already begun addressing the backlog. She also said staffers had begun to develop a case tracking system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-06/more-changes-ahead-georgias-e
Audit: Ga. ethics panel lapses continue

...Georgia's ethics commission by state auditors found inconsistent treatment of complaints...General's Office for further review," the auditors wrote.The five members of the commission...issues in the backlog get priority.The auditors found that of the 216 active cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-07/audit-ga-ethics-panel-la
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center staff received training prior to scheduling problems found in audit

...scheduling system months before federal auditors found falsified entries were encouraged...needed.Records show two days before auditors arrived, Kerry Elder, a hospital supervisor...materials were not put together for the auditors' visit but issued to reinforce what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-02/charlie-norwood-va-medical-c
Auditors dispute figures

...than it earned, according to federal auditors. During fiscal years 1997 and 1998...the Cost Reduction Incentive Program, auditors wrote. The program rewards Energy Department...withdrawals for at least 21 proposals, auditors reported. The errors occurred because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/29/met_260178.shtml
Metro
Billing quirk lets labs overcharge Medicaid, auditors say

...single battery. Instead, the auditors found numerous instances of...In a sample case provided by auditors, a three-part blood chemistry...Marshall said. Georgia's state auditor is examining the Medicaid billings...completed in January of this year, auditors determined that a SmithKline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/09/bus_201119.shtml
Business
Auditors uncover trouble in books

Federal auditors Wednesday highlighted a series of accounting deficiencies...exercise oversight of such audits by ensuring that auditors reported to an independent committee to prevent the auditors from "modifying results in favor of WSRC." But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-01-22/auditors-uncover-trouble-book
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Auditors question facility's fines

ATLANTA - State auditors singled out sanctions against the Estelle...revising how it levies fines. The state auditors also found that the agency often did...16 facilities hadn't paid up, and auditors found no record of subsequent penalties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/17/met_431528.shtml
Metro
Georgia missing money from car tags, auditors say

...to their sale, according to state auditors.The Department of Audits & Accounts...up $11.7 million, according to the auditors' report.Expanding the selection to...the breast-cancer awareness tag.The auditors recommend a targeted campaign to beef...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-02-24/georgia-missing-money-ca
Government | Government
Column: Auditors scrutinize teaching hospital charges

FEDERAL AUDITORS are training their guns on Medicare overcharges...Physicians At Teaching Hospitals. Government auditors suspect the hospitals are routinely charging...paying back millions to stop federal auditors from digging any further. That has some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/06/op_238262.shtml
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