Statement from the Office of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost
Columbus – At Auditor Yost’s direction, the office began evaluating how compliance testing with NICS could be conducted in mid-December. NICS compliance is not a routine area of review during financial audits because it is not material to an entity’s financial statements, but the importance of this data to public safety warranted a compliance review. The governor’s executive order will simplify some legal issues and provide the basis for the Auditor’s office to achieve our mutual goal.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.