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Phoenix Convention Center—Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

Phoenix Convention Center—Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

As a result of the Phoenix Convention Center’s construction and operation, the State of Arizona General Fund has received approximately $97.9 million in tax revenues. This amount is $56.8 million greater than the $41.1 million the State has distributed to the City of Phoenix to pay off the debt issued to construct the Convention Center. In the future, between 180,000 and 200,000 visitors per year will need to attend regional and national conventions and trade shows at the Convention Center to generate tax revenues in excess of distributions from the State to the City.

 

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Duncan Unified School District

Duncan Unified School District

In fiscal year 2012, Duncan Unified School District’s student achievement was similar to peer district averages, and the District operated efficiently overall. Although the District’s administrative costs per pupil were slightly higher than the peer districts’ average, the District has taken steps to reduce its costs by reducing its number of administrative positions. The District’s plant operations, food service, and transportation programs were efficient with lower costs per square foot, per meal, and per mile, respectively, than peer districts’ averages. However, the District needs to improve its purchasing and computer controls. The District also needs to accurately determine, and report to the Arizona Department of Education, its ridership information to help ensure the District is properly funded and to allow it the ability to calculate and monitor transportation performance measures such as cost per rider and bus capacity utilization. Further, the District should ensure that its inmate worker documentation complies with statute.

 

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Request for Proposals to to Examine the Current Child Safety System and to Consult on the Effective Establishment of the New Department of Child Safety

Request for Proposals to Examine the Current Child Safety System and to Consult on the Effective Establishment of the New Department of Child Safety

The Office of the Auditor General (Office) for the State of Arizona is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to 1) examine Arizona’s current child safety system and consider best practices to improve the delivery of services in this state and 2) provide consultation on the effective establishment of the new Department of Child Safety with a focus on implementation challenges. A report must be completed no later than July 1, 2015. The maximum amount of the contract is $250,000. Sealed proposals will be received until 5:00 P.M., Mountain Standard Time, on September 3, 2014.

 

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Fraud Prevention Alert—Falsifying Public Records

Fraud Prevention Alert—Falsifying Public Records

Public officials with oversight authority have a responsibility to ensure public records are protected, genuine, and true. In particular, to help ensure the appropriate use of public monies, officials should ensure that public records supporting financial transactions, such as invoices, cash receipts, and bank reconciliations, accurately represent facts and have not been falsified or otherwise altered. This alert outlines how public officials can help protect public records by exercising appropriate oversight, and establishing and enforcing policies that incorporate fundamental controls.

 

 

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Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) issues licenses to dentists, dental hygienists, and dental consultants; certificates to dental assistants to perform X-rays and polish teeth, denturists to practice denture technology, and licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia; and sedation permits to licensed dentists. Although the Board ensured that applicants met all statutory and rule requirements before it issued a license or permit and issued licenses and permits within the prescribed time frames, it should strengthen its oversight of licensees’ compliance with continuing-education requirements. In addition, the Board adequately investigated complaints, but should consistently document the basis for its decisions, improve its approach for imposing discipline, and improve its tracking of complaint resolution timeliness. Finally, the Board should improve its procedures for providing accurate and complete public information about those it regulates.

 

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Gila County Transportation Excise Tax

Gila County Transportation Excise Tax

Transportation excise tax money is statutorily restricted to street and highway purposes or transportation projects. Gila County (County) spent excise tax monies during calendar years 2009 through 2013 to address traffic safety and congestion issues and deteriorating road conditions. The County also completed a study that identified the most critical future transportation infrastructure needs and recommended projects to address them. In addition, the County spent its excise tax monies solely for street and highway purposes or transportation projects as required by Arizona Revised Statutes §28-6392(B) and implemented all but one of our prior audit recommendations.

 

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Pearce Elementary 6-Month Performance Audit Followup

 

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USFR Memo 262 – FY 2014 School District AFR

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