Alaska Legislative Auditor

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The Alaska Legislative Auditor is a quasi-executive position in the Alaska state government. Though the auditor is technically a part of, and appointed by, the state legislature, he is not involved in the process of making state law. The legislative auditor's office evaluates state agencies for performance and compliance with financial rules, and reports on their condition to the legislature.

Current officeholder

The current auditor is Pat K. Davidson, who was first appointed to her position in 1997.

Authority

The office of legislative auditor is established by state law.[1]

Alaska Statutes, Title 24, Chapter 20, Section 261

The legislative auditor shall serve as head of the audit division.

Qualifications

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Alaska Statutes, Title 24, Chapter 20, Section 251

(a) The legislative auditor shall be a certified public accountant of this state, or of another state having requirements equivalent to those of this state, with at least five years of practice in the profession, or the equivalent, before the appointment.

Appointments

The legislative auditor is nominated by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee of both houses of the state legislature. The full legislature must then confirm the nominee. In case a nomination is made while the legislature is out of session, the nominee serves until lawmakers reconvene. The auditor serves at the legislature's pleasure, but may be removed by a majority vote of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee when the legislature is out of session.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Use a descriptive title

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of legislative auditor.

Vacancies

There is no particular procedure for dealing with vacancies in the office of legislative auditor.

Duties

The legislative auditor heads the Alaska Division of Legislative Audit, which conducts financial compliance and performance audits of state agencies. It also prepares other reports and memoranda on the condition of the state government at the request of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

Divisions

The Division of Legislative Audit is itself a part of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. It does not have any particular sub-divisions of its own.

Compensation

In 2010, the auditor received compensation in the amount of $118,992.[2]

Contact info

Juneau office address:
333 Willoughby Ave., 6th Floor
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: (907) 465-3830
Fax: (907) 465-2347

See also

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