Michigan Auditor General
|Michigan Auditor General|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$20,954,400|
|Authority:||Article IV, Section 53 the Legislative Branch|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by a majority vote of the Michigan State Legislature|
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The Michigan Auditor General is a state executive position in the Michigan state government.
The mission statement of the Office of the Auditor General is "to improve the accountability of public funds and to improve the operations of State government for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Michigan." The OAG conducts financial, single and performance audits.
Under Article IV, Section 53:
The legislature by a majority vote of the members elected to and serving in each house, shall appoint an auditor general...
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The auditor general is appointed by a majority vote of the Michigan State Legislature.
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Duties of the auditor general include:
- Conducting audits and examinations of all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions of the state
- Examining the books, accounts, documents, records, performance activities, and financial affairs of each branch, department, office, board, commission, agency, authority, and institution of the state
- Issuing subpoenas, direct the service of the subpoena by any police officer, and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses
- Employing and compensating auditors, examiners, and assistants as he or she considers necessary
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The Office of the Auditor General's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $20,954,400.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2013, the auditor's salary was estimated at $161,918.
There have been 44 Michigan Auditors General since 1836.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1836-Present|
|3||Eurotas P. Hastings||1840-1842|
|5||Henry L. Whipple||1842-1990|
|6||Charles G. Hammond||1842-1845|
|7||John J. Adam||1845-1846|
|8||Digby V. Bell||1846-1848|
|9||John J. Adam||1848-1851|
|10||John Swegles, Jr||1851-1854|
|12||Daniel L. Case||1859-1860|
|13||Langford G. Berry||1861-1862|
|17||W. Irving Latimer||1879-1882|
|18||William C. Stevens||1883-1886|
|19||Henry H. Aplin||1887-1890|
|20||George W. Stone||1891-1892|
|21||Stanley W. Turner||1893-1896|
|22||Roscoe D. Dix||1897-1900|
|23||Perry F. Powers||1901-1904|
|24||James B. Bradley||1905-1908|
|25||Oramel B. Fuller||1909-1932|
|26||John K. Stack, Jr||1933-1935|
|27||John J. O’Hara||1935-1936|
|28||George T. Gundry||1937-1938|
|29||Vernon J. Brown||1939-1944|
|30||John D. Morrison, CPA||1945-1946|
|31||Murl K. Aten||1947-1950|
|32||John B. Martin, Jr||1951-1954|
|34||Frank S. Szymanski||1956-1959|
|35||William R. Hart (acting)||1959-1990|
|36||Otis M. Smith||1959-1961|
|37||William A. Burgett (acting)||1961-1990|
|38||Billie S. Farnum||1961-1964|
|39||Allison Green (acting)||1965-1990|
|40||Albert Lee, CPA||1965-1982|
|41||Franklin C. Pinkelman||1982-1989|
|42||Charles S. Jones (acting)||1989-1990|
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Michigan Office of the Auditor General
Thomas H. McTavish, C.P.A.
201 N. Washington Square, 6th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Phone: (517) 334-8050
Fax: (517) 334-8079
- Michigan Office of the Auditor General, "Mission Statement," accessed October 30, 2011
- Michigan House Republicans, "Legislative leaders nominate new Michigan Auditor General," May 14, 2014
- Michigan Combined Laws, " 13.101 Auditor General," accessed December 21, 2012
- State of Michigan 97th Legislature Regular Session of 2013, "Enrolled House Bill No. 4328," 88, accessed June 28, 2013
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials:Annual Salaries, accessed January 28, 2014
- Former Officials of Michigan, "Auditors General, 1836-2003," accessed August 9, 2013