Current Official Bulletins
The Auditor of State's office periodically releases Technical Bulletins to offer guidance to the government entities it serves. All bulletins since 1977 are compiled in one file, All Bulletins.pdf, for easy searching.
Bulletins are occasionally updated or superseded, so some previously issued bulletins have been removed. For a thorough explanation see the Bulletins 1977 to Current.xlsx spreadsheet for a list of changes.
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2023 Technical Bulletins
This statement provides guidance on the accounting and financial reporting for subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs) for governments.
If you have any questions regarding the information presented in this Bulletin, contact Local Government Services at the Auditor of State’s Office at 800-345-2519 or email contactLGS@ohioauditor.gov.
Ohio House Bill 33 of the 135th General Assembly enacted Ohio Revised Code §3313.5319, regarding cash payments at school-affiliated events, effective October 3, 2023. This section requires schools that elect to participate in athletic events regulated by an interscholastic conference, or an organization that regulates interscholastic conferences, to comply with certain requirements. This Bulletin provides guidance for proper handling of cash receipts at school-affiliated events.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this bulletin, please contact the Center for Audit Excellence at the Auditor of State's Office at 800-282-0370, or send an email to Contactus@ohioauditor.gov.
This bulletin is issued pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §117.13(C)(4), which states “the auditor of state shall determine and publish annually rates to be charged to local public offices for recovering the costs of audits of local public offices.” While this bulletin supersedes Auditor of State Bulletin 2022-012, the Audit Rates, LGS Rates, and LGS Billing Tiers remain the same.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this bulletin, please contact the Local Government Services staff of the Auditor of State's Office at 800-345-2519 or 614-466-4717, or send an email to ContactLGS@ohioauditor.gov.
The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) Bulletin is now available. Political subdivisions reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles may need this Bulletin to calculate the historical cost of a capital asset.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this bulletin, please contact the Local Government Services staff of the Auditor of State's Office at 800-345-2519 or send an email to ContactLGS@ohioauditor.gov.
2023-001 Auditing School Compliance with College Credit Plus (CCP) requirements in Ohio Rev. Code §3365.04
College Credit Plus (CCP) offers students an opportunity for significant cost savings; the average participating student graduates with nearly 15 college credits, the equivalent of one semester. Despite the obvious benefits of CCP, an August 2022 Performance Audit identified key areas where schools fail to comply with CCP requirements. These failures can directly affect Ohio students and their families.
The AOS will publish the CCP compliance requirements and testing procedures related to ORC §3365.04 in Chapter 4 of the Ohio Compliance Supplement (OCS). AOS plans to issue the 2023 OCS in May, applicable to audits of the 2022-23 school year.
A school MUST be compliant with ORC §3365.04(E) to be eligible for an AOS Award. Schools that self-correct CCP noncompliance with ORC §3365.04(E) before the start of their 2022-23 school year audits will remain eligible for an AOS award.