Wyoming Department of Audit Director

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Wyoming Department of Audit Director
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $25,381,429
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed
Current Officeholder
Name:  Jeffrey C. Vogel
Assumed office:  January 2012
Compensation:  $92,000
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The Wyoming Auditor of State is a state executive position in the Wyoming state government.[1] The Wyoming Department of Audit was created as part of the reorganization and commenced operations on July 1, 1989.[2]

Current officeholder

The current Department of Audit Director is Jeffrey C. Vogel.[3]

Authority

The Wyoming Department of Audit Director's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Title 9, Chapter 2, Article 20 of the Wyoming Statutes.

Article 20, Section 03:

9-2-2003. Department of audit created; director appointed; structure; authority; reporting.
(a) As part of the reorganization of Wyoming state government, there is created a department of audit consisting of the agencies, programs and functions specified in this section.
(b) The administrative head of the department shall be a director appointed by...[4]

Qualifications

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Appointments

Wyoming state government organizational chart

The Director of Audit is appointed to a six year term by a majority vote of the governor, secretary of state and the treasurer with the advice and consent of the senate. They can be removed from office by a majority of the same officers, "only for misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in office."[5]

Vacancies

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Duties

The Department of Audit is responsible for the regulation of financial institutions, including auditing public agencies and local governments. The department is also responsible for conducting audits for the collection of federal and state mineral royalties, state mineral and excise taxes, and for coordinating auditing and other revenue matters.[2]

Divisions

The Wyoming Department of Audit has five main divisions:[2]

  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Excise Tax
  • Mineral Audit
  • Public Funds

State budget

See also: Wyoming state budget and finances

The budget for the Department of Audit in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 is $35,761,497.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the audit director received a salary of $92,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

2013

In 2013, the audit director's salary remained at $92,000.[8]

2012

In 2012, the audit director was paid an estimated $92,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been five Audit Directors since 1989. The office was vacant during 1994.[9][10]

State profile

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153.

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 3.6 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 5.8 in 2010, trailing the national average of 87.4. Wyoming experienced a 2.8 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, exceeding a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.[11]

Demographics

Wyoming fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Wyoming residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wyoming was $57,406 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 10.9 percent poverty rate in Wyoming during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.[11]

Racial Demographics, 2013[11]
Race Wyoming (%) United States (%)
White 92.7 77.7
Black or African American 1.7 13.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.6 1.2
Asian 0.9 5.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 9.7 17.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, 2000-2012[12][13]
Year Democratic vote in Wyoming (%) Republican vote in Wyoming (%) Democratic vote in U.S. (%) Republican vote in U.S. (%)
2012 27.6 68.2 51.1 47.2
2008 32.4 64.4 52.9 45.7
2004 28.8 68.2 48.3 50.7
2000 27.3 66.7 48.4 47.9

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[14]

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Contact information

Address:
State of Wyoming
Department of Audit
Herschler Building, 3rd Floor East Wing
122 West 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-6663
Fax: (307) 777-5341
Email: doa-web@wyo.gov

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