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[[Joe Chrisman]] is the interim officeholder.
[[Joe Chrisman]] is the interim officeholder.<ref name="joe"/> He was appointed to fill the vacancy in office after Janice Mueller retired on June 17, 2011.<ref name="joe">[http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/110517_Mueller_Retirement_Release.pdf ''WiscPolitics.com,'' "Press release: Joint audit committee co-chairs commend state auditor on service," retrieved September 4, 2011]</ref>
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*BA, Political science and economics, Montana State University
*MA, Public affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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The Wisconsin State Auditor is an appointed position in the Wisconsin state government. The auditor serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau - a non-partisan legislative service agency that assists the state legislature.[1]

Current officeholder

Joe Chrisman is the interim officeholder.[2] He was appointed to fill the vacancy in office after Janice Mueller retired on June 17, 2011.[2]


  • BA, Political science and economics, Montana State University
  • MA, Public affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


The legislative audit bureau was created in 1965 by Chapter 659 of the Wisconsin state code.[1]


The director of the Legislative Audit Bureau is the State Auditor, who is appointed by the Legislature's Joint Committee on Legislative Organization.[1] The State Auditor appoints staff members from outside of the classified civil service system.


The Legislative Audit Bureau conducts objective audits and evaluations of state agency operations to ensure financial transactions have been made in a legal and proper manner and to determine whether programs are administered effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with the policies of the Legislature and the Governor.[1] The results of these evaluations are provided to the Legislature, along with recommendations for improvements in agency operations.[1]


The Legislative Audit Bureau is organized into four sections:[1]

  • Financial Audit
  • Program Evaluation
  • Information Systems Support
  • Administrative Services.

Approximately two-thirds of the audit staff are in the financial section, and one-third of staff are in the program evaluation section.[1]


In 2010, the Wisconsin State Auditor was paid an estimated $121,973 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact info

22 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-2818
Fax: (608) 267-0410
Email: leg.audit.info@legis.wisconsin.gov

See also

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