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Revision as of 11:24, 27 July 2013

Illinois Auditor General
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   10 years
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Illinois General Assembly
Current Officeholder

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Name:  William Holland
Assumed office:  August 1, 1992
Compensation:  $149,005
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The Illinois Auditor General is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The auditor general audits public funds of the state and reports findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and to the governor.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is William Holland. First appointed by the Illinois General Assembly on August 1, 1992, he was re-appointed for a second ten-year term on August 1, 2002, and unanimously re-appointed to a third ten-year term in 2012.[2]

Authority

The Illinois Auditor General's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Article VI of the Illinois Constitution.

Article VI, Section III:

The General Assembly shall provide by law for the audit of the obligation, receipt and use of public funds of the State...

Qualifications

Chapter 30, Article II, Section 2-1 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:

The Auditor General must be a person qualified under the Constitution and determined by the General Assembly to be experienced and competent in governmental auditing, financial management, or government operation and knowledgeable in the subject of state government.
  • meets Constitutional requirements.
  • deemed experienced and competent in auditing, related tasks and the state government by General Assembly.

Appointments

The auditor general is appointed by a vote of at least three-fifths of the members of the Illinois General Assembly to a ten-year term.[3]

Article VI, Section III:

The General Assembly, by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house, shall appoint an Auditor General and may remove him for cause by a similar vote. The Auditor General shall serve for a term of ten years.

Additionally, Chapter 30, Article II, Sections 2-2 and 2-3 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes states that:

Sec. 2-2. Term of office.
The Auditor General shall serve for a term of 10 years, each Auditor General's term commencing with the effective date of his appointment. At the conclusion of his term, the Auditor General becomes Acting Auditor General, until the appointment and qualification of a successor. A partially completed term of an Auditor General is terminated upon the occurrence of a vacancy in that office.

Sec. 2-3. Appointment-Procedure.

(a) Except as may otherwise be provided by the Joint Rules of the General Assembly:
(1) Upon the creation of a vacancy in the office of Auditor General, the Commission shall diligently search out qualified candidates for the office and make recommendations to the General Assembly;
(2) The Auditor General shall be appointed by a joint resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which may specify the date on which the appointment takes effect.
(b) A joint resolution, or other document as may be specified by the Joint Rules, appointing an Auditor General must be certified by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate as having been adopted by the affirmative vote of 3/5 of the members elected to each house, respectively, and be filed with the Secretary of State.
(c) An appointment of an Auditor General takes effect on the day the appointment is completed by the General Assembly, unless the appointment specifies a later date on which it is to become effective.

Vacancies

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Duties

The auditor general's office performs several types of audits to review State agencies. Financial audits and compliance examinations are mandated by law. They disclose the obligation, expenditure, receipt, and use of public funds. They also provide agencies with specific recommendations to ensure full compliance with State statutes, rules, and regulations. The auditor general also reviews compliance with federal statutes, and rules and regulations for those agencies subject to the Federal Single Audit Act of 1984.[1]

Divisions

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Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the auditor was paid an estimated $149,005. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2011, the Illinois Auditor General was paid an estimated $149,005 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

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Contact Information

The Office of the Auditor General has two locations:[5]

Iles Park Plaza
740 East Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62703-3154
Phone: (217) 782-6046
Fax: (217) 785-8222
TTY number: (888) 261-2887

Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle Street
Suite S-900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3103
Phone: (312) 814-4000
Fax: (312) 814-4006 (fax)

Email: auditor@mail.state.il.us

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