Auditors: Some state panels lack policies on compensation
PHOENIX (AP) — An audit reports says some state boards and commissions haven’t heeded a recommendation to have written policies and procedures on compensating members and that compensation rates vary widely.
The Auditor General’s Office says 27 boards out of 38 previously identified as lacking written policies and procedures for so-called per diem compensation now have them while 11 others do not.
The report says state laws authorizing per-diem compensation of amounts ranging from $30 per day for the State Board of Barbers and $300 per day for the State Board of Equalization.
The report also says the Game and Fish Commission’s practices don’t demonstrate that commissioners’ travel expenses are reasonable, necessary and economical.
It says three commissioners attended a meeting in Colorado where two each rented a car after flying there.