December 16, 2020

The Chairman of the Jackson County Legislature has issued the following statement on the audit report of Jackson County Payroll and Personnel Issues released by the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway:

“The Jackson County Legislature in conjunction with the County Executive requested an independent audit by the Missouri State Auditor to provide assurance to all County elected officials and citizens of Jackson County that all assets of the County are safeguarded through proper internal controls that fully comply with applicable State and County laws.

“The County Legislature remains grateful for the opportunity to have a review of our operations and practices.  It is important to recognize the many changes county staff have implemented over the course of this audit which support the recommendations of the State Auditor.  As the lawmaking branch, the legislature will continue supporting policies to ensure best practices.”