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Revision as of 16:06, 28 January 2014

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

Michigan state government organizational chart

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]

List of Former Officeholders from 1836-Present
# Name Tenure
1 Robert Abbott 1836-1839
2 Henry Howard 1839-1840
3 Eurotas P. Hastings 1840-1842
4 Alpheus Felch 1842-1990
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
11 Whitney Jones 1855-1858
12 Daniel L. Case 1859-1860
13 Langford G. Berry 1861-1862
14 Emil Anneke 1863-1866
15 William Humphrey 1867-1874
16 Ralph Ely 1875-1878
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
33 Victor Targonski 1955-1956
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
43 Thomas McTavish 1989-1990

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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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