Mason PUD 3 recently received its 41st consecutive clean report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office on the PUD’s financial management, operations, and compliance with state laws and regulations.

An audit team from the Washington State Auditor’s office worked with the PUD’s internal auditor and finance team for the last two months to complete financial and accountability audits. Additional staff in other PUD departments also helped with the audit.

“Clean audits are a testament to the sound policies and high standards that our employees follow,” Annette Creekpaum, PUD 3 manager, said in a press release. “Today’s report shows that our financial management and day-to-day operations continue to help us achieve our mission: Connecting our community with safe, reliable, economical, and sustainable services, 24/7.”

This year’s audit was also conducted while PUD offices were closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Because we were closed, the entire audit was conducted remotely,” Creekpaum said in the release. “PUD staff worked hard to provide responsive documents and be available for questions.”

The PUD also recently received a clean audit for its efforts to meet the requirements of the Washington State Energy Independence Act.

PUD 3 has received 15 consecutive Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the International Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. & Canada. The PUD’s annual reports have also won honors from the Northwest Public Power Association and American Public Power Association.