“There were 955 items of state property under the care of A.G. Steve Marshall. All were present and accounted for. That is $2,113,157.43 worth of state property – all in place,” said Zeigler.
The State Auditor’s office is tasked with providing accountability to the taxpayers of Alabama by maintaining accurate records of all personal property valued at $500 and above by conducting property and equipment audits for all 176 agencies statewide with total property valued at $1.1 billion.
Typical items are computers, vehicles, and machinery. The auditor’s office affixes a unique bar code to each item so they can be scanned for inventory.
Marshall’s perfect report comes in the wake of the revelation of nearly $200,000 of state property unaccounted for in Alabama’s 2018 Q3 Loss Report. Released Sept. 5, Zeigler’s report cited stolen computers and wrecked state vehicles atop the list of losses.