Government guarding against fraud

State to require training to reduce mismanagement of funds

CASPER — To better guard against fraud in Wyoming’s small towns, the state recently established its first training requirements for officials on how to manage public funds.

The state Legislature in 2022 directed the Department of Audit to develop the new rules amid growing concerns about rogue communities evading compliance with financial regulations.

“This was kind of borne out of findings and things that were coming out of audits of local governments and special districts and smaller towns and cities,” said Department of Audit Public Funds Administrator Michael Hansen.

The requirements focus...


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