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Colorado’s unemployment system kept inadequate records on who was overpaid or not paid at all, auditor says

Colorado’s Office of the State Auditor on Tuesday criticized the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for its lack of proper financial reporting and oversight of billions of dollars in payments to unemployed Coloradans.  In an unusual move, the report added a disclaimer to its annual audit of state government finances that honed in on […]

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Colorado’s State Court Administrator’s Office lacks “culture of accountability,” audit finds

The administrative arm of Colorado’s judicial branch spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on employee buyouts and paid administrative leave over a four year period, and millions more on no-bid contracts, many without sufficient records or required administrative approvals, a state audit has found. The audit of the State Court Administrator’s Office released Monday examined […]

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Scathing audit criticizes Colorado board on treating sex offenders

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado state auditor has written a scathing performance review about a state board responsible for developing standards for treating and managing registered sex offenders. The audit said members of the Sex Offender Management Board voted on policy revisions that benefited their firms, did not reference supporting evidence when setting standards as […]

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After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparent

Colorado’s Civil Rights Division and Civil Rights Commission are too slow to investigate complaints and voted on cases in secret and without any documentation about their deliberations, according to a scathing report released Wednesday by the state’s auditor.  The negative spotlight comes on the heels of criticism leveled against the entities last year by the […]