We’ve all heard about the State budget crisis and the need for belt tightening and doing more with less. And we all know how annoying and time consuming those PIC audits can be. I’ve got a solution.
Just tell the PIC auditor, Mike, Amy or Maria that you are too busy to be audited. Saves you time and if those three have no one to audit they become superfluous and the PIC can let a couple of them go should save the state about $150k annually.
But wait, what will the PIC and its special counsel do to you? Surely there must be late fees or fines that can be imposed if you just tell them you’re too busy to be audited right now?
Nope and before the special counsel sends me another letter threatening me with the lifetime bar because I was executive director when the audit provisions where enacted into law I learned this information when the special counsel discussed proposed legislation at a commission meeting and pointed out that there is no penalty for failing to cooperate with an audit.
Now don’t let me talk you into frustrating the commission, if you’ve got the time and don’t mind being audited give them everything they ask for BUT if you don’t like the audit process or you just want to save the state some money by eliminating the auditors ask them what the penalty is if you decline to be audited. Then decide.