The Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) serves an important function in the State Auditor’s Office - protecting public assistance programs from fraud and recovering taxpayer dollars from those who try to cheat the system, thereby maximizing resources for people truly in need of services. During challenging fiscal times, BSI investigations take on even greater importance as agencies and assistance programs struggle to stretch limited resources to help those in need.
BSI oversight identifies millions of dollars in fraud every year. For each of the last two fiscal years, BSI detected fraudulently-gained payments of over $4 million. Investigations also act as a deterrent to criminals and help agencies and vendors better manage public assistance programs as part of Auditor Bump’s mission to help government work better.
Available here are BSI’s quarterly reports to the Legislature on its activities and findings.