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Revision as of 09:00, 24 December 2013

Michigan Auditor General
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $20,954,400
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Article IV, Section 53 the Legislative Branch
Selection Method:  Appointed by a majority vote of the Michigan State Legislature
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Thomas McTavish
Assumed office:  1989
Compensation:  $157,202
Other Michigan Executive Offices
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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."[1] The OAG conducts financial, single and performance audits.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Thomas McTavish. He has served in this position since 1989.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of auditor general in Article IV, the Legislative Branch.

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...

Qualifications

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Appointments

The auditor general is appointed by a majority vote of the Michigan State Legislature.

Vacancies

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Duties

Duties of the auditor general include:[2]

  • 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

Divisions

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State budget

The Office of the Auditor General's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $20,954,400.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Michigan Auditor General was paid an estimated $157,202 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 43 Michigan Auditors General since 1836.[4]

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Contact information

Michigan Office of the Auditor General
Thomas H. McTavish, C.P.A.
Auditor General
201 N. Washington Square, 6th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Phone: (517) 334-8050
Fax: (517) 334-8079

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