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"auditor" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
"This week, the Department of Justice settled a lawsuit with meta, Facebook's parent company. Over the use of algorithms, the government said were discriminatory. They served housing advertisements to users who, in the company's words, look alike. You can probably see the problem. Meta said it will change its targeted ad tool and subject it to what's called algorithmic auditing. Sasha Costanza chalk is a researcher with the algorithmic Justice League. She says, audits can be done within companies, by contractors, or by outside parties, like researchers and journalists. Many companies are building these first party teams internally because they would like to do the best job with their systems and also before they harm people in the real world. First party auditors have a lot of access to all of the data and the systems that are being used. So in theory, they should be able to do a really excellent job. But the problem is if they find something wrong, they're not disclosing that to the public. And so we have no idea what they're finding and whether the companies are acting to correct the problems that they've found or not. The second party auditors almost always sign non disclosure agreements that don't let them again sort of publicize or reveal problems that they found. And so the only ones that are doing audits where they're going to share that with the world, that would be third party auditors. But the third party auditors have the least access to the system that they're investigating. Now another problem that you identified is that there aren't exactly standards in the methodology of these assessments. I mean, how much variation did you find? We found a very wide range of variation, most of the auditors look at things like the accuracy or fairness on training and sample data, but only 60% of them say that they're looking at the security and privacy implications of the algorithmic system. And only about half of them say that they're checking to see whether companies have quality systems to report harm. So if an algorithmic decision actually causes harm to somebody, so let's say someone is unfairly denied the ability to rent a home. Because the algorithm that screens tenant applications is racially biased, which is a real thing that's happening in the world now. Well, only half of the auditors right now say that they're looking for a way for people who've been harmed to report that harm back to the company. That's something that we think should be important to look at in any audit, but it's not happening all the time. Right, to what extent does it look like these audits are actually having their intended effect of sort of improving transparency and accountability. It's extremely difficult to tell right now because of the lack of disclosure that we talked about before. That could change. There are now increased calls for regulators to carefully audit systems. So for example, the Federal Trade Commission can potentially evaluate algorithms as to whether they are discriminatory. And if they find that an algorithmic system was developed without consent, they can actually order the company to destroy the dataset on the algorithm. So there are cases where a government regulator has power and access, but we need a lot more of that. We're looking to the news this week we see Microsoft announced its own responsible AI standard. It says it will limit features of its facial recognition technology. I mean, should these kinds of decisions be in the hands of companies themselves like this? We absolutely can't rely on companies to just do the right thing. Even the ones that want to do the right thing, they're in a competitive environment, but they spend a lot of time and energy and resources on auditing their systems and ensuring that they're at least harmful as possible, then they'll be at a competitive disadvantage. And so even the companies themselves are asking for regulators to step in and set the playing field and the auditors themselves that we talk to almost none of them were able to actually share audit methods or results with us, but almost all of them said that they thought that that should be a legal requirement. Sasha Costanza chalk is a researcher with the algorithmic Justice League. And now for some related links, Sasha Costanza chalk just co authored a paper with AJ all founder, joy bull weenie, and Deborah raji. It's called who audits the auditors. You can find it at our website, marketplace tech dot org. It identifies several areas to improve auditing effectiveness, including better systems for reporting harms of biased algorithms in the real world. And gathering feedback from communities at risk of harm, early in the process. Or if visual learning is more your thing, the algorithmic Justice League has produced a helpful companion video to the paper narrated by joy, who was on the show last year, talking about bias in facial recognition software. Speaking of which, we've got more on Microsoft's recent decision to restrict the use of some of its facial analysis tools. Like one, that purported to identify a person's emotional state by analyzing facial expressions, but came under criticism for bias and inaccuracy. I mean, come on, if it were that easy to tell what someone was feeling just by looking at their face, the whole genre of romantic comedies would cease to exist. ASUS alvarado, Sasha Fernández and Daniel Shen produce our show, Gary O'Keefe is our engineer. 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How True the Vote Acquired Dropbox Camera Footage
"And we can watch this together. And Greg, which one would you like us to play? Is that gwinnett county Georgia? Let's play gwinnett Kim. So actually, before we play the video, let's get into actually how you got the video because I'm actually cutting in line here. So in addition to all of the analysis that was happening, we were doing a wide sweep of all kinds of election integrity records or open records. Video was part of that. The federal government had come out and given guidance for all of these new drop boxes saying that their recommendation is that in addition to a number of checkpoints, video surveillance should be among them. And so we began to submit open records to get the video. And these videos are a product of ultimately what came back all what's interesting about what you're going to watch now is that we didn't get this until last month? Yeah, I mean, since the first open records requests went out and probably January, and we've been fighting. So by law and Georgia, they had to have a camera over the Dropbox. Is that correct? But by rule. By rule. I remember they made up they made up the emergency rules that allowed the drop boxes to be there at all. So they had to have rules to go with them. So when raffensperger came in and signed a consent decree with Marc Elias to allow these things to happen, they had to codify some rules internally. So the rules said you have to have these cameras surveillance cameras on the drop boxes. And we almost immediately started as soon as we started asking, they started, well, we don't have it. We can't give you an example or a reason why we don't have it. We just don't have to take 6 months to get it. It'll be including the video you're about to see. I took a year to produce this video and the only reason they produced it at all is because Catherine in true the vote made a complaint to the Secretary of State, which would have been put in place a mechanism for them to get in a lot of trouble. Lo and behold, the next day, I think, all of a sudden the video. Now this is gwinnett county. So before we play the video though, you also suspected that that time place on the video would show you something because you had pings that showed that this individual was doing a route. Is that correct? And in addition to our open records efforts, we had evaluated all of the chain of custody documents. And so you could tell, at this particular location, what a typical day look like, how many ballots they were typically getting. And then a spike. And ballot trafficking by and large. Money laundering works a 100%. When you see the cafe that has the $9000 breakfast, you're like, wait a second. Yeah. Any auditor worked like, why did you have a big, you know, there was no one in the restaurant. There's also no one looking though, Charlie. There's no one looking. They
"auditor" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"Lecturing on it. But I don't know that firsthand I don't think I've ever even questioned that or the two insurance companies that I work with, they both the departments are different where the auditing departments are really they don't even know what's going on on the other side of what's being built or denied fair enough. Usually it's just, okay, we need to do these audits. And that's the end of it. So I don't know. I'm hoping that the denial is not based on a bonus strategy that would really stink. Yeah. I would hope that too. I've always wondered that. Maybe you could refer me to somebody from your other department and I'll ask a point where yeah, it's amazing. These insurance companies, they have one insurance companies, but one insurance company, but they don't intermingle some of the data. I would actually get this list from the insurance companies saying, oh, you need to go audit this practice. And then I would call and maybe the second or third call, somebody would let me know. Well, this practice was so 6 months ago a year ago. We already notified you guys. Why are you calling me? Then I would have to do my due diligence and contact them. So a lot of this is the message is not sent from one department to the other readily. Sure. So I don't know. Yeah. Well, I think I feel like you're on the right side of things. I often ask myself, especially because I've owned 16 dental practices myself and I have the privilege of getting to work with lots of dentists with thousands and thousands of total dental practices I probably worked with. And universally people are typically not thrilled with Donald insurance companies, right? Right. For a lot of different reasons. But those are some of the things that we hear. We hear often. What I would love, it would be if we could find some common ground where it wasn't such an adversary adversarial relationship. You know, we weren't finding things out about, you know, insurance companies like the CEO got another pay raise. And now hedging on billionaire status off the backs of all of us hardworking Dennis in the trenches. But I know that's not your problem or your fault. Loud and clear. But the auditors that come into the dental practices, I think it's really important and I'm sure you have no problem sleeping at night for your particular role in all of this because it does ensure that there is quality of care happening that certain things like medical histories are being done appropriately. And sterilization sterilization is up to snuff. These are things that I think are really important. And I think there is very little oversight on things like this, not that I want more oversight, but I think that occasionally it's nice to be able to keep people on track. So to me, it seems like one of the positive things that you could possibly if you could possibly pull something positive from an insurance company, this sounds like something.
"auditor" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"And most of the time I give maybe a month or more sometimes between my phone call and actually going to the practice. So this ample time to kind of get things kind of together. And then when I go in, usually they have me sit wherever it's convenient for them. I've said everywhere from the break room to an operator to the front office, wherever it's convenient for the practice. And as far as I'm concerned, they can happen normal working day. Nothing needs to need to be different. Some practices do like to kind of keep it quiet for that day. You are going when there is no patience sometimes it's that admin day and that's fine as well. So yeah, I just go through those charts, read the certain criteria that I have to follow. And we look at the health history forms have there been updated the medical alerts in the chart. Are we getting baseline data or cancer screening area or things like that? Believe it or not, some practices still writing pencil, which it's not allowed, but so these things have to be looked at. Sometimes X equality is not good. So it's hard to determine whether something was diagnosed properly or not. And then also I'm amazed that consent forms are not even brought up or signed. And then, of course, the insurance companies want to make sure that the quality of care is there. So on the crowns do they have open margins and other diagnosable one, if they have been diagnosed, do we have proper x-rays? So we go from operative to Endo to period all these things that kind of looked at. To make sure that there is comprehensive care for the patient and if it is comprehensive care has been provided, then is it up to standard of care? And if not, then why are we having this open margins and things like that? And by the time I get done, I make a list for the doctor. And if the doctor is free, I can discuss it with him or her, but sometimes they're busy and I can talk to the manager, the front office person that's there. And I kind of give a rundown. I may not be in detail, but I can't give a rundown of what my findings were. And then that way, they're not surprised because a few weeks later, after I leave, all this is kind of put into the insurance companies portal. And a few weeks after I leave, the insurance company sends them a report. Of my findings. So I don't want to I don't want the tents to be surprise of, oh, why didn't he tell me XYZ? So I'm very open transparent and I'll let them know that they'll get a report from the insurance company and just to respond to that letter when they get it. Because it is important that they do some kind of respond in a timely manner. And that's just the chart portion. There's also the back office portion that usually an assistant kind of gives me a tour. We look at sport testing results. Things like emergency medical care. It's amazing. I mean, thank God we don't have a lot of emergency in our offices. But I even though I'm giving this monthly way between these scheduling and actually showing up in a practice, some of these medical emergency kits have expired drugs in there from 2017. Why isn't this updated? So yeah, it is important we ask all these medical history questions yet we don't know how important it is to have this kit up to date because we may need it. The staff doesn't know how to use an oxygen tank sometimes. And it's not even full. So if you had an emergency and you can provide oxygen, that's pretty detrimental. Not just to your patient, but obviously it could ruin your practice if somebody died in your practice. So I do kind of help them, I don't want to say I want to educate them, but I'm kind of nudging them coaching them into hopefully improving some of these things. And hopefully make the practice a little bit better. And safer. Great. Okay, so when you get your report of findings after the audit, let's just say there's anything from a clean bill of health, you are perfect to minor infractions to some major major things. So what what does the remediation look like? And what are the consequences of people if people don't do it? Because if we're talking about a state board, like a governing body, they say you take 19 hours of continuing education, you take this course, you take this course and you write this letter and we won't take your license away, right? So what's the recourse if they're remediation or the suggestions aren't followed through? Right, so it's kind of cheered a little bit. From best case scenario, meaning a clean bill of health and we just got a report saying your x-rays at corn cuts or something like that not a big deal. Couple things, yeah. But either way, whatever kind of letter you receive, it has to be acknowledged to the insurance company that you did get this report and you'll fix whatever minor problem that may be. Do something like say sport testing, some practices don't do it on a weekly basis. Even though we're required to by the dental board, sometimes they the insurance company, if there's a quite a few infractions, sometimes the insurance company would have myself or another consultant go back. And not necessarily do the full audit again. We would just do this back office, maybe 15, 20 minutes worth of review again of making sure the back office is compliant. So that's the easy part, meaning I would just have to go back for a quick visit. If there are a lot of things.
"auditor" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"To complete X amount of audits per year, not just for PPO, but also for HMO. And if they don't complete their task, then I don't know what the consequences, but they require to complete that. So all right, so let's get into the nitty Gritty here. So there are some negative connotations when it comes to a lot of different things that you do for one. PPO insurance, dental insurance companies, are viewed as kind of the devil to a lot of practicing dentists. As an ex practicing dentist, you understand this. Absolutely. And to add on top of that, you have this moniker of being an auditor, which is kind of like a police officer that's representing the devil, right? So you can look I mean, you are a very charming man and you have a very calm demeanor and a very nice smile. I'm looking at you right now. Within two minutes, I think that as an auditor, I would be at ease because of your demeanor and your personality. However, no problem. But however, it is still it's very intimidating process and you can understand why people would be put off by the whole fact that they're being audited to begin with, especially being represented by a company that they're not probably thrilled with and feel as though they have to do business with in order to stay in business. Correct. Yeah, so the first phone call that I make is usually a little different because obviously a lot of times you have your team members working your day scheduling appointments for patients all the time and doing what they're doing the front office. Yet when I call and even though I'm not using the word audit, I always say, hey, I need to come to your office because I need to review some charts for external insurance company. Usually the manager or somebody would say, well, let me talk to the doctor for us. So then there's a little lag time. There are another day or two goes by before I can actually schedule. And it's so it's so weird to me because we are as dentists. We trust our team members to schedule patients all day every day. Yeah, when I call the auditor calls, quote unquote. The dentist wants to get on their phone and see, oh, let me do this kid going and dentists are not good at scheduling. Yeah. Oh, I am the, I get a text directly, and I have to schedule something myself for any part of my life. I screw it up. 60% of the time. Exactly. Yet the dentist wants to, you know, I guess we're also a control freaks here because like to micromanage that's what we do in dentistry. So he or she would always get on the phone and wants to schedule with me. And I know that that might end up becoming a problem. So I have to clarify a few things that I'm on the phone with the dentist. And I want to make sure that I don't want to ruin their day or interrupt their schedule. I just want to be there in the background doing what I need to do for maybe a couple of hours and being in out of there. But it's really you can actually sense that big question mark or almost fear over the phone when I'm scheduling that. Everybody's on edge. I'm sure when you get there too. Right. Well, yeah, and then obviously I don't want to be there as this big bad guy in the room, but you know I'm just there to do what we normally would do on any given day in your practice. You should just be drilling and filling and having your normal day. But it's interesting that some data is actually clear up the whole afternoon, even though I tell my only going to be there for an hour and a half or two hours. Like, oh, we just didn't want to schedule patients today. And I'm like, why? Why are you doing this? Yeah. But I guess they feel like they have to be there to help me out. And that's okay. Everybody has them comfort level. But yeah, when I call it, it is a little tense sometimes. In some cases, don't want to schedule at all. I have to tell the insurance company back and say, hey, this guy does not want to schedule what do I do? And they required to schedule and let someone like me come in and do what I need to do. Are these practices randomly selected or is there usually a red flag that is occurred somehow? That's the number one question I get from every dentist. Okay. Yes. Well, we are told that there are randomly selected and some practices don't get audited for many, many years. And then some get them audited every two or three or four years. And I don't know what brings up their name every few years. But yeah, we're told that they're all random. So that's what all. That's all I know. I have been to an oral surgeon's office, practicing for more than 20 years and he can remember 20 years is when he got audited last time. And he was a surprise that his name actually came up. So obviously he's concerned that, oh, it's somebody complain about. But I don't know. Gotcha. Okay, so if you wouldn't mind, can you take us through the process of the first step as a phone call? And then you get it scheduled usually through the doctor. And then it takes about an hour and a half. So once you get there, what actually happens? Are they typically seeing patients at the same time or do you request that they just have quiet time for a couple of hours? No, so after we schedule the visit, I send them an email with the list of patients that I'll be reviewing. Usually it's ten charts, but I send them to all the 15 names just because charts may get lost or misplaced or whatever. So ten charts is what I need to review. So I send them that list. I also sent them sort of a PDF that the insurance company has provided of, okay, this is what I'm going to be reading in the chart. This is what we're going to be looking in the back office. So that way, the prepared. And most of the time I give maybe a month or more sometimes between my phone call and actually.
"auditor" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"Welcome to the podcast. Doctor kashif, how are you today? Thank you for having me on. Yes, this is great. So interesting story. You were introduced to me from Michael lomatin, who is married to doctor Katrina Agatha. They have two practices. In the San Diego area and you live in the San Diego area. And he got to talking to you and he said, this guy is really interesting and he does he has a very interesting job inside dentistry. And you should meet him. So he introduced us and here you are on the podcast. So it would be great if you could explain exactly what it is that you do in the field in our profession now. You've pivoted quite a bit. Right. After leaving clinical dentistry well, actually when I was still working clinically, I began working for an insurance company really being practices. So they send me a list when I call them individual practices and go in and spend about an hour and a half maybe two hours per practice. Basically reviewing the charts. X-rays and so forth. And also kind of looking at all the osha requirements that are necessary to maintain our downward some of the dental board perspective as well. So yeah, it's very different because you get to see a lot of other dentistry being done out there. And not just yours and it helped me improve my dentistry along the way as well. When I was practicing. I guess seeing things that you would do and things that you definitely wouldn't do. Correct. You take some great bullet points of single, oh my gosh, this is a great idea. I wonder why I haven't done this in so many years. And there are younger dentists in myself and even the older than us. Everybody has their own way of doing things. So you bring some of those little girls back to your practice and you make it better. And then there's, of course, a few things that you don't ever want to see happening in your profession and that's when that's where I felt like, okay, I can make a change in not only the profession but also improve patients success rate as far as what they're getting done and maybe help the dentist, not make the same mistake again. Sure. A little different. What type of practices did you own and run? All general, I sometimes I had a specialist here or there or go. But primarily, there were just general practice, very small, I was primarily the only dentist. A couple of times I had an associate in there. But there were really just three or four practices with the hygienist. So they weren't large. And I had lack of a better term sort of how people flip houses. I was doing that with no practices. So Bonnie when they were kind of on the downhill end of it and the dentists just wanted to retire or not do dentistry anymore. So we just go in and kind of renovate the whole place and turn it around. Gotcha. So you're a bit of a practice flipper. Right. All right, so were you a heavy PPO slash insurance based model or did it vary depending on the practice? No, almost all the practices that I took over were heavy ppo or even some of them even had HMOs. And over the years, as I had the practices, I kind of eliminated most of insurances from each practice. So like my last practice, I think we were only on maybe four or 5 preferred provider lists. So my practice was very different than the practices that I go to audit because the ones I got on a very heavy insurance space whereas mine was not very interesting. Gotcha. So I guess I'm very interested how you got into this line of work, how you transitioned into becoming an auditor. And I'm going to ask you about a lot of different things. But how did you transition into this line of work? Several years ago when I was practicing towards the coast. A colleague and we used to kind of cover for each other when we were out of town. And he had we were just meaningful lunch one day and he had like, you know, practicing anymore. So what are you doing? So he was working for an insurance company. And he goes, you know, we're going to need a consultant, then these auditors like what I do with call dental consultants. And he goes, you know, we need somebody. So maybe if you could go through the process of getting through the coursework and everything and if it's still available, then maybe you can start working. So I'm like, all right, I don't know if I really want to do that, but I went ahead and took the two day class that you have to do and I got certified and I sent out by the time I got certified and got all that done. The position was not available. So he goes, why don't you just send your resume out to all these insurance companies and see what happens..
Audit finds Iowa governor spent COVID-19 funds on salaries
"An audit of state government spending in Iowa accuses the governor of improperly using federal coal bit relief funds to pay the salaries for some of her staff Iowa Republican governor Kim Reynolds is accused of using nearly four hundred fifty thousand dollars in federal corona virus relief funds to pay the salaries of twenty one staff members for several months and concealing what the funds were really for state auditor rob sands says a review of the state's payroll system found that they were passed through the department of homeland security in marked twenty twenty shortfall but then changed to say cope with nineteen personnel costs
Joe Biden Overhauls Power Across His Administration to Control You
"Now you can imagine the power that Joe Biden wants to give this department And the Treasury Department in the other departments in terms of tracking your checking accounts and savings accounts and you're borrowing habits loans that you might take Or if you sell a pickup truck that's where $12,000 And they want you to pay income taxes on it They want to track it and they want to be able to question you not all of you They want to hire Listen to me 85,000 new auditors 85,000 new IRS auditors 85,000 To track you Mandates with people losing their jobs even though they won't harm anybody because they have natural immunity 85,000 new IRS auditors The FBI Fredo investigate parents at school board meetings The southern border wide open MS 13 Drug cartels fentanyl pouring into the border Americans dying like never before The murder rate through the roof Through that damn roof You want to give these bastards more
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Is Building an Army of IRS Auditors
"Ladies and gentlemen they don't need 85,000 new auditors to get billionaires and millionaires There aren't enough billionaires and millionaires for $85,000 It aimed at you and I'll prove it to you again Because they want every transaction involving $600 to be monitored by the Internal Revenue Service That's not the case right now $600 Well you're not going to catch tax cheats with a $600 transaction This is just a way to get the foot in the door so they can spy on you and threaten you That's what we're talking about So here's Janet Yellen on CBS evening news last evening And she's asked about this by Nora O'Donnell Let's go to cut 8 Go You want banks to report transactions of $600 or more That's what the IRS wants Does this mean that the government is trying to peak into our pocketbooks If you want to look at $600 transactions Absolutely not I think this proposal has been seriously mischaracterized The proposal involves no reporting of individual transactions of any individual Look yes it does What are you talking about Yes it does A $600 transaction They want to be able to Monitor it And the banks have to report it What is she talking about These people on this administrator they lie worse than your typical American Marxist
Maricopa County Election Official Tells Rep. Andy Biggs Election Files Were Deleted
"Is Here's a congressman Andy Biggs Asking a pretty common sense question Hey did you guys delete a bunch of files About the election Check this out Is it standard practice to delete files off a server after an election mister Ben I hope not So mister Gates who you agree with that I would say that it is appropriate to maintain files And that's exactly what we did We deleted the deleted files that have been discussed They were archived So you admit that you guys did delete medical account did delete files off the server after the election That are archived When you released these servers in the information to the auditors to begin with they didn't have access to those archive files at first Is that fair to say They did not subpoena those That's correct So you didn't feel obligated to turn that over to them We responded to the subpoena Okay mister Bennett your response to that I find it frankly laughable to suggest that a county in response to a subpoena could say we will delete files from the hard drives and materials that we give to the auditors because we have those files archived on data that we did not give to the auditors when the subpoena said turn over all the records related to the election
Schumer's Trillions by Tarzana Joe
"The senate's spending trillions but the house would like some more they want it to be five but they could compromise it for soon. They'll reach agreement but joe's signature won't end it or once. They've gone past it. It will be a job to spend it or if you stack them one by one dollars so finish forget it. It's a job that you would never ever finish. I've done the mathematics for my number challenged peers. Assuming they spend evenly across the next four years. Let's say it's just four trillion. Then they'll have to find a way to pay out two point seven billion each and every day in the dc universe who needs a superpower the drop one hundred million dollars each and every hour to act with such a dasan. I give them my respects but no one has the stamina to write out all those checks and like the seeds from cottonwoods. When summer windsor blowing no one has the auditors to track. Where it's all going margaret thatcher said it and i used to think it's funny the government could reach the end of other people's money budgets kept increasing and the government survived but the day that she envisioned. I think sadly has arrived so welcome to the green new deal inflation. That's unending all brought to you in the disguise of infrastructure spending. That's brewster's millions. I'm sorry schumer's trillions by tarzana. Joe
Compliance in Cloud Computing
"Our guest today delighted to introduce. Her name is zeal. Simoni she is a security solutions manager here. Google cloud zeal. Welcome to the show and anton. The first question is for you today. Buddy this is a fun topic for me. And i've been dealing with complaints in the cloud in the past. Ss so one thing. That always puzzles people in this area. And they're gonna hit zeal with a question about this cloud is fast. It's kinda ford. Gt for quick. Transformation for rapid delivery results but compliance. Slow so how did he succeed if clouds but compliance is slow. What are the usable recipes or the ways to think about it that actually work in the real world. Yes you're right. Confiance a slow by nature and it's even worse low in complex when you're addressing science cloud mainly because there are a couple of things number. One compliance is always referred as something which is very looking reactive. It's a check. The box exercise for most of the people to it's always a struggle to get your compliance activities geared activities. Dropped off usually take some time from four. Rebuking functions suggests risk management. If you're keen about management. I would highly encourage to read our blog on management superiority to your original question. About how do we make this work. Clouds fast compliance. Too slow. how to be succeed. This is some of the things that you know. You should keep in mind particularly to be successful in the space of compliance. When you're working in cloud is a few things number one know. What kind of frameworks impact your cloud workloads. Because not all frameworks mean. The scene thing. This is very critical and to gain visibility off your assets. You can protect only what you can see and your auditors also only as effective as the was ability or what you can really see from an asset perspective so make sure you have good visibility of your assets games ability of your cloud assets and finally you want to shift security and compliance. Would you can leave your operating your work in the cloud
27 Possible Voter Fraud Cases in 3 Million Wisconsin Ballots
"Wisconsin is among the GOP led states that are holding audits of the November presidential election but state records reveal a minuscule number of potentially fraudulent ballots the Associated Press has obtained documents that report every suspicious ballot flagged by local clerks and reported to Wisconsin state officials there were twenty seven twenty seven out of three point three million ballots cast which in no way could have impacted the outcome of the election there were five instances reported where someone voted absentee and then voted in person still Wisconsin lawmakers have ordered an audit prompting a Senate Democrats there to tell colleagues they need to stop spreading the big lie an audit is also coming in Fulton County Georgia now the judge agreed to unseal absentee ballots there to scrutinize for fraud allegations and the Maricopa county Arizona audit is ongoing but could lead to a lawsuit against partisan auditors I'm Jackie Quinn
Google: Cloud Is Fast, Compliance Is Slow
"Our guest today delighted to introduce. Her name is zeal. Simoni security solutions manager here. Google cloud zeal. Welcome to the show and anton. The first question is for you today. Buddy this is a fun topic for me. And i've been dealing with complaints in the cloud in the past. Ss so one thing. That always puzzles people in this area. And they're gonna hit zeal with a question about this cloud is fast. It's kinda ford. Gt for quick. Transformation for rapid delivery results but compliance. Slow so how did he succeed if clouds but compliance is slow. What are the usable recipes or the ways to think about it that actually work in the real world. Yes you're right. Confiance a slow by nature and it's even worse low in complex when you're addressing science cloud mainly because there are a couple of things number. One compliance is always referred as something which is very looking reactive. It's a check. The box exercise for most of the people to it's always a struggle to get your compliance activities geared activities. Dropped off usually take some time from four. Rebuking functions suggests risk management. If you're keen about management. I would highly encourage to read our blog on management superiority to your original question. About how do we make this work. Clouds fast compliance. Too slow. how to be succeed. This is some of the things that you know. You should keep in mind particularly to be successful in the space of compliance. When you're working in cloud is a few things number one know. What kind of frameworks impact your cloud workloads. Because not all frameworks mean. The scene thing. This is very critical and to gain visibility off your assets. You can protect only what you can see and your auditors also only as effective as the was ability or what you can really see from an asset perspective so make sure you have good visibility of your assets games ability of your cloud assets and finally you want to shift security and compliance. Would you can leave your operating your work in the
Otter Talks to Roam
Arizona Auditors Backtrack, Say No Election Data Destroyed
"May have heard over the weekend that former president. Donald trump and his supporters gotten very excited because the so-called audit of the twenty twenty presidential election in arizona had finally found that smoking gun. They'd say they found the evidence that the presidential election was tampered with. Somehow and maybe this is the proof that donald trump really didn't lose arizona and therefore he didn't really lose the election and therefore secretly he's still president and all will be revealed former. President trump rushed out a statement about it saying quote the entire database of maricopa county. Arizona has been all caps deleted. This is illegal and the arizona state senate who is leading the forensic audit is up in our meetings. Yes the republicans who run the arizona. State senate did seize more than two million ballots from arizona's largest county. They did hand them over to a firm called cyber ninjas to recount the whole presidential election. They were up in arms. It's true just like donald trump said and so today. They announced that they would be holding. A hearing. With the cunanan conspiracy theory promoter who runs cyber ninjas and the other folks. They've got running the so-called audit. They said they would hold this hearing to get to the bottom of this scandal to tell america what's going on with these smoking gun deleted database but then at the hearing today the geniuses reading the audit actually had to admit sorry. We do actually have the database. It was not deleted. Never mind election auditors. Say they have the data that they accused. Copa county of deleting or we have that you said you throw it. We have it all right. That whole thing. Former president was yelling about the election crime. He had discovered that would undo the twenty twenty election and put him back in the white house. Never mind that didn't happen.
Making Spark Cloud Native at Data Mechanics
"Your host is tobias. Macy inch today maneuvering giannis. Stefan about data mechanics cloud native spark platform for data engineers. So giannis can you start by introducing yourself to be here. So yeah. I'm john eve i am. I'm the co founder of mechanics. Priority mechanics was a software engineer auditor. Bricks lead their spark infrastructure team. Sanal being working. We spark cousin infrastructure provider for quite a few. But i'm pretty passionate about it. So i hope i have some interesting stories to share with your audience and do you remember how you first got. Involved in the area of data management. Yes so. i studied engineering. In france then went to the. Us stanford at the time machine learning was. Everyone's obsession. I remember the pretty popular machine. Learning class by andrew hang had one hundred thousand students registered but it was actually a separate class that interests me mining massive data sets at which was like my introduction to distributed computing and. I find that this area was a great mix of really software. Engineering problems algorithms architecture problems. And then i had the opportunity to join. Data breaks as a pretty early software engineer just out of college and that was an amazing experience. And that's how. I go all in that area. And so you mentioned that you had that experience of running spark at data bricks and now you're running it for other people in your company data mechanics. I'm wondering if you can start by giving a bit more of an overview about what it is that you're building their data mechanics and some of the story behind. What made you decide to set out on your own and run your own business to help provide this service to more people. Yeah of course. Sedate mechanics is a cloud. Native spark platform for data engineers. Our platform is deployed on kuban cluster. That we create and manage for our customers inside their cloud accounts so the contract with our users. Our users develops barcode. They submit it and then we take care of scaling infrastructure tuning the configurations collecting logs and making them available enough friendly user interface.
Election Conspiracies Live on With Audit by Arizona GOP
"I'm Julie Walker months after former president trump's defeat Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome as they embark on an unprecedented effort to audit the results in the state's most populous county the state Senate use its subpoena power to take possession of all two point one million ballots in Maricopa county and the machines that counted them along with the hard drives they've handed the materials over to cyber ninjas a tech firm with no election experience run by a man who shared unfounded allegations of election fraud the process is alarming some who fear the auditors are not up to the job and will undermine faith in democracy on Friday cyber ninjas began a manual recount a day after Democrats asked the judge to put an end to the audit the judge ordered the company follow ballot and voter secrecy laws and turn over written procedures and training manuals before hearing Monday he offered to pause the count over the weekend if Democrats posted a one million dollar bond to cover added expenses but the party declined I'm Julie Walker
Let Loose After Lockdown: London's Best Gallery Shows
"Louisa. This is the second time we've had a sort of major release from lockdown. How do you feel this time. Majorly released it has to be said. I think this time because the last lockdown was so grim so dark so awful with knows that of timeframe attached. I think this time. It's it's a great feeling of release. The great feeling excitement to be seeing onto gang. We've been gazing at those wretched screens for too long. It's so lovesick up close and physical with artworks again. I don't know about you. But the last time in last june when the galleries opened only remember being sort of accelerated to see the art but also incredibly fearful. We didn't know so much. Perhaps about the virus at that stage the vaccine programs hadn't started. I was almost overcome with fear before. And i don't feel that next time. Feel like i really am genuinely relishing. Opportunity finally to get back in and looking at what you think that loads expression new normal but i think we have learned to clinic. Manage it manager anxiety. Each of us are different. Sponsors different thresholds. But somehow everybody seems less paranoid in in the galleries. There a little bit more relaxed about you. Coming observing all the social distancing. But there's not that sort of tight lipped white knuckle field. People really excited to be showing that arte gain for you to be coming in and appreciating. It's i think there is a general kind of exhale dying on and a love of looking here. That's a really good way of putting. It isn't ex. Haley says of sense of every body just coming together for a for a positive moment and you've had conversations with dealers to that effect. I mean i was in say because who sneakily opened in other western gallery in bury. St by the way with this opening mba galleries. She has houses. Rodney nonni. Beautiful to glass horses annexed. Great big exuberant boulder shaped canvases on the walls. And she's so excited to be showing people work. I mean let's not forget auditors. Get demonized but yeah the really good ones want people to see that. They don't want to sell it. They want to show it. They want to support their
Confessions of a Former Tax Auditor
"You are an auditor in the nineties. I was you look so friendly. I in my mind scared to death durkin. that's a perception right. I mean and i tell you when. I showed up to audit somebody. There were either friendly or they were very scared to your point. You know and i was told many times that i had a friendly face and i came across. You know somebody that wanted to help rather than being there to punish or do something drastic with them. Yes totally you're changing my entire perception of auditors. Right now those awesome. that's great. So what did you do. As an auditor i mean. Everybody is terrified of getting audited. It is my worst nightmare and any people. Please do not do that. When it's such a mysterious process. He know the really is not that mysterious. I bet you anything. If you google what happens in an audit all kinds of different things. I will tell you. I personally audit actually for the state of texas in the new york area in also in the san antonio area so i was able to experience through different kind of i guess taxpayers. You know in the new york area had multi national multi billion dollar corporations and the way they handle an audit is very different than walking into a recording studio. That you know just like yours and saying we're auditing you. Today and one has their act together and the other one likely has items in a box. So you have to react to those things. But i can tell you a lot of the states. Ought the government's Do give you a lot of information so you are prepared to deal with the audit. I can sense. You know when i walk in. People are very either open. Okay let's go. let's do it or they're very apprehensive and those don't want to say
State lawmaker introduces property tax relief bill to cap annual increases in Ohio
"I'm Scott Jennings, meanwhile, trying to keep more Ohioans in their home, so they're not taxed out. State Senator Herschel Craig and the Franklin County auditor in Columbus, introducing a bill that would cap property tax increases at 5% for homeowners at or below the median income of their county across the state. Property tax relief bill is similar to laws already on the books in roughly three dozen other states to make sure people in need
Behind the Story: Planet Aid Lawsuit Against Reveal Dismissed by Judge
"In two thousand sixteen the reveal. Podcast of the center for investigative reporting produced a multi-party expose on the maryland based charity planet aid and its connection to a danish cult called the series documented abuse of us foreign aid by the charity and its sub-contractors diversion of charity. Donations to the cult. The shakedown of its own employees to kick back chunks of their salaries and elaborate efforts to the schemes from government auditors on the ground in east africa without offering evidence to rebut the allegations to charity promptly sued news organization for libel a week ago. A federal judge in california ruled in favor of the center for investigative reporting. It was a victory at the expense of millions of dollars in legal fees and thousands of man hours for those who are savoring. Defamation suits against fox news for its voter fraud lies and incitements. The planet aid case is a sobering object lesson in the dangers posed by liable cases to even the most scrupulous and rigorous journalism. Victoria manetzky is general counsel at the center for investigative reporting victoria. Welcome to otm. So nice meet bob. So congratulations i guess. What did it cost. You guys to be proven. Non liars cost us Quite a heavy final number upwards of several million dollars but moreover cost a lot of time resources and sleepless nights for myself and everyone else involved with this case or more on the implications of dislocation to follow. I promise but i please just give me a capsule version of the reporting that you did that led to the lawsuit and the stories revelations sure you know. This investigation was almost a two year long investigation. That of our most esteemed reporters at that. Time took on to look into how government funds and grants were meted out to different organizations in particular planet and how those resources were then
MIT Researcher Discusses Bias in AI and Facial Recognition
"And we need a researcher at the mit media. Lab who pioneered research into bias. That's built in to artificial intelligence and facial recognition and the way she came to this work is almost a little too on the nose as a graduate student at mit she created a muir that would project aspirational images onto her face. Like a lion or serena williams but the facial recognition software. She installed wouldn't recognize her black face until she literally put on a white mask. Boom we need is featured in a documentary called coded bias. Airing tonight on pbs. She told us about one scene. Where facial recognition tech was installed in an apartment complex in brownsville in brooklyn. We actually had a tennis association. Reach out to us to say look. There's this landlord. They're installing the system using facial recognition as an entry mechanism. The tenants do not want this. Can you support us. Can you help us understand a bit of the technology and also limitations. And what i found was the tennis. They are already had it and it was a question. Not just about the performance of these technologies you just. It seemed like every group struggled. That was the group and that was predominant in that building but it was also a question of agency and control to actually even have a voice and a choice to say. Is this a system that we want. you know. i feel like there's this kind of double whammy with this technology. Which is that. There's bias built in and because it is fundamentally good for use in surveillance and punishment it feels like it's almost disproportionately being used in communities where it is least likely to be effective or cosmos problem. Frankly absolutely and here we are seeing is that it doesn't work in terms of the technical aspects. You get identifications. You get false arrest and so forth but even if it does work you can still optimize systems as tools of oppression so putting in surveillance titles into the hands of police departments where we see time and time again. The over criminalization of communities of color is not going to improve the situation. It just automates. What has already been going on. There is now this industry of algorithm auditors being brought into tow companies if there is bias in their work cannot be a solution. Or are these problems to fundamental. I think there is absolutely a role for algorithm auditing to play in the ecosystem when it comes to accountability and understanding the capabilities and limitations of ai. Systems but what. I oftentimes see when it comes to algorithm make auditing is it's done without context so if you just audit an algorithm in isolation or a product that's using machine learning in isolation. You don't necessarily understand how it's it will impact people in the real world and so it's a bit of a catch twenty two and so much as we don't know how it's going to work on people in the real world. Should we deploy it is why you want to have systems like algorithm make impact assessments. Because it's a question of looking at the entire design. Is this even a technology. We want if it has some benefits. What are the risk. And importantly are we including the x. Coded the people most likely to be harmed if these systems that are deployed go wrong and i think that is an important place to include people right then beyond our ethnic. Auditing we really have to think about redress. So you can audit the systems right. You can do your best to try to minimize the bias. Try to minimize the harms. But we have to also keep in mind that the systems are fallible. There will be mistakes in the real world. And so what happens when somebody is harmed and this is part of ongoing work. We're doing with the algorithm ick justice league to look at. What does harm's redress look like in the context of an ai powered world. Where do you go when you're harmed and we want that place to be. I'm the algorithm. Make adjust asleep.
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Popular but it that's really just making sure that we aren't claiming money that really isn't ours as a government entity. Is there a timetable on that that once you realize there's unclaimed funds. Is there a clock that starts not really really is a process though. Always get back really. Okay wow got to fill out some forms of course but now put the also. If i remember correctly i'm not i mean there's there's only one unclaimed for each county correct so when i was the director of the agency i had to fill out a form saying we don't have any unclaimed funds so even if we didn't have any still had to report it as a so for instance if somebody had Paid for a program and and didn't get a Didn't get the money back. When they didn't come to the program. I would could unclaimed funds. We didn't charge for anything so we didn't have any unclaimed funds so they just kind of trickle out there a yeah a night to watch that but i'm glad to hear you also aren't worried about delinquent tax list. No no no no no. No i sat one scares me more. Yeah no we do not want to go there so you know we we have. We did not want to make this confusing conversation but it was kinda hard to sort of get through all of the different pieces of the auditor's office so you know. Sort of. In retrospect what is there any message that you want to make sure the folks here. Yeah the commitment that started day. One that i learned in my household of giving out that Phone number or we're here to serve the public and so if there's any questions concerns on any function not only the authors but others across the county We want to be accessible and so courage anyone listening or going to the website. Feel free to email me on yano. Franken county ohio dot gov for free to call my cell anytime six one four two one nine nine two to four. Get myself to the office so it scares the staff to death because they know if they're not happy he's probably going to get a call in cellphone burner phone that we're to provide their services and given those different experiences that i shared in the bio of being at the state level and at the city level. We have good partners and are able to help get you. Maybe through some of the malays that people have experienced before. And so even if it doesn't fall or feels mundane about you know my dog's rabies situation. Let us know We've heard it all for the most part And look forward to anything new that we haven't heard before an nf. The listener is not in franklin county. This information is likely pretty close to what everybody is doing. And in our show notes. I've got information on how to check on other counties in the state The state auditors. Office and information there so just Again it kind of question. Educate yourself and that may that process may be. The first step is calling for two wonderful. Thank you so much joining us. This is great..
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"And how we're going to build it so it's myself representative from The court The clerk of court marianna shahi the of the board of elections recorder's office in boorda commissioners the boards pretty substantial but the auditor. When things are going bad is the one that takes all the heat for it. So i get to be the chair But it's a great opportunity. Aligns really well with my passions of trying to make technology Improve government services. No we have a wonderful. cfo And he really has done a great job of aligning not only our mission to bring franklin county into the twenty first century but working with different agencies and when their needs are Absolutely doing a lot of cost savings because of that approach But we still have a long way to go. Well it given the responsibilities you have on the other kinds of things. Having the database to your is probably tier advantage as opposed to being Dealing with another office doing that job. I we i i would say we get treated a little bit. The as all the other offices and where we do have priorities depending on what. The mission of the agency is We may have to fall back a little bit. But yes i do get the have The cfo cell phone number in case. But we have a great relationship. He came in As part of our administration and so has brought wonderful stability has a great team. And again i think really positioning Well the data center not only for a county but in partnering with city columbus on some initiatives. And so it's gonna be things like body cameras for the sheriff's office that arose this summer That they weren't required. County commissioners made an investment and now will fall into a data area and so the data board will be part of that discussion and so yes auditor functions are important but so are supporting to making sure were lining everyone across the county the same on the data centerpiece great so unclaimed funds. Who doesn't look through that list of names. I just your name. I pop on it in such a year. So let's talk about that. How does that. What is this and you know. There's some really great success stories. I guess you could say that. They they didn't realize that they don't have any really get rich. Stories aren't But it is eas- or property owners tax payers that engage with the county and different functions owed money and can for whatever reason did not claim it and so we are statutorily required to put out the list We also put out a delinquent tax list not as.
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Woodlands very lucky to have him well. And it's yeah that i mean that's i have since the last set of elections that we've gone through have said people need to educate themselves. We had a great podcast about that. If you don't educate yourself on how your government works. Don't sit there and say it's not working and one thing the office also does we put out a tax calculator We send out something that we call the value of your vote. Postcard notice so if there's gonna be a bond or a levy issue That is going to impact your property. Taxes we proactively send out We've added more because of my background elections notification of win. The election is any other information that may be helpful participation in that continues to be varied as well though But that's where then five months later people are upset about their property tax. Bill they had a direct opportunity to participate or ask questions than that. We're going to impact that property. Thanks bill i remember several years ago. I contacted somebody at my county's board of elections and said why isn't the date of the election on You have to put down the date of the election in on Application for an absentee ballot. But you can't find the data the election and you're afraid to guess and so it's kind of interesting so now it is up there serving good. Yeah well this may continue on with which we just talked about. We noticed that your community outreach program provides residents with some great information on the issues of the day or items to be aware of such as fraudulent checks scams Recently your office reported was returning funds to local cities and school districts here in franklin county Close to three point five million dollars. I was at saving your office created. And how are the. What's the story. So in the creation of ohio law in auditor's office. Maybe this is why we're willing to take all these duties Portion of bonds or levies comes directly to our office in so depending on the offices. Philosophy approach you can not return that money or you. Can i think those are the school districts dollars. Those are the libraries dollars So while we will perform the functions and we need to. It's more important for them to get that return and so The commitment is we do it. Annually the odd previous administrations have done it every four years likely in election year But we are trying to make that commitment and so yes we are very sensitive and being good stewards of taxpayer dollars Making sure we are creating savings.
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Kennels breeders vendors cigarettes got jumped in there junkyards and and also Y just dogs and not cats and exotic animals again. I'm convinced the auditors. Were in the room. So it's statutory requirement If the general assembly came and said we need a license cats or gerbils we were doing No one has ever really explained the history. There is a public health component of why they wanna dogs licensed Why didn't fall through public health at the time unclear arabia's issue it used to be huge so in franklin county. We require rabies tag. Were the only county that also requires that but just generally y they went through and desire was. I think the rabies but some it was Up to the discretion of each county if they wanted to add that additional rabies requirement. But it it. It is a very important role one. That's very popular The funding of the dog license goes to the animal shelter. And so they're are great partners as well by its quirk and the department as you also mentioned a cigarette licenses and business licenses when they arise as well and so it's just kind of the licensing function That i inherited assume it started with more of the business licensing and their settled. Early licensing one thing. The dogs had the process right. You already were kind of taking care of. They understand that process to give it to that. Yeah yeah it makes sense well and it was done it. pre technology. Needless to say so the It if you if you've got the name of every person in the county to start with that's place to start and they to your point on the technology they just got rid of the stamper so they would take each dog tag role of number and pounded out We don't have to do that anymore. But that is something that changed in the last three years in other counties. They're still doing it. That way as well So that's what's fun about. The job is just the depth and breadth We absolutely touch. Everyone's lives in some shape way or form every day across the county and so Take a lot of pride with the dog licenses. Were not at the numbers we want. We're only about thirty percent of dog. Owners are getting licensed in franklin. Yeah it lack of awareness..
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"But you're looking at the veterans of the disabled. Who could as you said. They can't suddenly take this huge leap on on taxes on some of the other things. Were you know local control on approval of large tax. Incentives the tax incentive review council. Can you give us a little bit of an overview of what you're trying to go. Yeah so now. We're really into that The web in all the many many things that we do. So i'll start with the turk The county auditor. Serve as the statutory chair of the tax incentive review commission so every jurisdiction in our community that gives out a tax abatement or a tiff so We then review it but all we do is look at it. Say okay. it's meeting. The rules are not and then make a recommendation to their local body We would like to evolve that to a turk with teeth so we are better able to a capture equal information Last year we had twenty one. Different turk meetings Seventeen were pretty consistent and the information and then five. They just said well. We're meeting the statutory standard. But we're not going to really help with additional information and in some cases the information is good we is a turk would probably suggest drastic changes to this economic incentives because those are deferring taxes that other property owners than have to help make up the difference in so turk with teeth is a good goal on the property piece Along with property values are role with helping set the tax rate The state does have a homestead exemption disability exemption. That has not been. I think as realized as was originally intended When the governor made some changes in this was governor kasich adding a economic component along with an age component to qualify for the homestead exemption It wasn't tied to inflation. So the vast majority of applicants that qualify are ones. That were grandfathered in before that change. The program is not growing now. The state back fills that money And so..
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"The process and how to appeal the results. Let's talk about that. And you can provide some information on property. Evaluation's you're making this complicated process more transparent and equitable absolutely so the property assessment function of the auditor's office is the one that's most well known We have a statutory obligation under a law Every six years to do a mass reappraisal where we go out and view each parcel in a three year increment of those six year cycles a triennial update and it's not the physical review. It's looking at real estate trends and values in those communities. And so in twenty twenty. That's what the franklin county office conducted. We had requested a one year delay because we weren't sure the impact of the pandemic that request was denied. then exists in the statute as well as if you were looking at the sales. They continue to be very active and so we performed our function But the data in in the try or just generally presented on the website has an immense impact it impacts people's pocketbooks impacts their communities the way ohio structures are school funding those property taxes that are built off the values. Plus your taxing district all trickle.
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Ten resigned from the board of elections turned around came back in and filed paperwork to run for the very twenty-fifth strict. It was central west southern franklin county Was successful one hundred percent the vote. Because my opponent withdrew either run scared or unopposed win. It's w. represent that district for two years. Found myself in a hyper hyper Gerrymandered situation So they combined six other reps districts to form the newly created eighteenth house district Put it in context. Twenty fifth house district was about one hundred and twenty square miles. The eighteenth house district was twenty two. They packed packed. Impact of voters But it was still the area that i had the largest portion so well other And i lived in And so was able to run for eighteen thousand district Ran tumor times But had the opportunity. When andy ginther decided to leave columbus city council and run for mayor to move to the local level. A lot of people wonder. Why would you go from state to the local at the state representative about one hundred twenty thousand people in the city columbus roy at large so gets represent eight hundred and fifty thousand and i got to go back. Let hilltop westside area that just because of a stroke of a pen i no longer was representing and so that was really appealing and enjoyed the opportunity to be a majority tackle. Some of the city challenges bring kind of some of the things that i value in public service so accessibility giving people my cell phone number putting my email out there And working at the local level in that regard but was approached about. What about the county. You can now represent one point. Four million people And that was appealing and having been In the legislative branch of both the state house and council for eight years opportunity to be account. Executive position was appealing my own team. Not having to kind of horse trade on votes Follow my vision and agenda and so been very fortunate. We're almost coming to our two year anniversary on march eleventh of serving as franken auditor. Mike we have so many different ways that we've like past either passed in the night ships passing in the night or or hit on on topics in whenever anybody talks to me about networking. It's real easy to network in columbus. 'cause we all have surrounded each other so you had the advantage of having a wonderful mentor in your debt Who i placed in turns with in one of my previous lifetimes you worked with judge brunner. I worked with judge brunner and placing interns with her when she was in franklin county court during the the Special docket program and then city council our age friendly columbus project that you spearheaded for us on city council which was phenomenal so And now i have a whole new respect for your abilities with all of this stuff they here. I mean for being the fifteenth. Hopefully eventually the fourteenth largest city. You're absolutely right in terms of the networking of my chief of staff and the auditor's office..
"auditor" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"It's I have a whole new perspective. Respect for our franklin county auditor michelson ziana. Who's joining us today. Thank you much for coming thank you. I'm glad to be here. So auditor stint ciano. It's nice long. I'm used to calling in mike. This is tough So let let's i share your background Tell us a little bit about what you've done your path to the auditor's office and then Can you kind of like lettuce. Figure out how this organization works and your responsibilities. You're the chief fiscal and measurement guy for the county. I am happy to talk about All functions county auditor. I would agree. The did appear that when they were passing out duties and responsibilities the auditors weren't in the room for them. Yes yeah yeah tag. You're it yeah. So born in columbus mount carmel. wests Take a lot of pride in having been born in franken. Mom and dad had a place up in the hilltop boldly move to the short north in the early eighties which was heard of for families to do And just really had a great childhood with ohio. State mean my background Or backyard and the seen our community continue to grow a did groping political household. Dad was an elected official on day. One When i was born had already served in the general assembly about six years a mom worked for state agency and i really share with folks that left the impression before facebook before twitter before podcast Dad gave out our home phone number. And so a very early age I would be the frontline constituent intake person if i was the first one to answer the phone title title. So you're the one i call it. Is that it. And so having been a household and seeing the impact and elected official can have was really wonderful. And so that led. As i kinda thought through what i wanted to do in my future My first goal at eighteen was to leave ohio. Never come back. i went south university of richmond. Go spiders Knowing the ability to buy home The opportunities that central ohio hat as a growing community a really drew me back and then starting a family and so came back for lost to state Started working in then secretary state. Jennifer brunner's office doing election law led to the opportunity to become director. The french county board of elections Got to tackle the. Oh eight presidential election which sounds a much different than what we experienced now on. It was but that was when the board of elections were held quartered at the old cosi we used vets memorial the old vets memorial As the early vote center and we had record breaking early votes in lines and lines and lines but it was the first election in ohio since two thousand two thousand and four that people really were looking for accountability Improving the experiences that voters had in. So the general assembly had opened up a lot of laws and really started the path of what access could mean what could voting mean good cork to ohio..
"auditor" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
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"For our state auditor to do an audit of the department of transportation and do an audit of the MBTA it's been over five years since those agencies have been audited and we know that the spending is out of control and it's time to take take back our state democratic house leaders say the extra money is needed to help fund repairs for the MBTA and the public transportation system and the metro Boston area Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston news radio Boston is launching a new board to oversee the city's recreational marijuana industry mayor Marty Walsh naming five members to the city's cannabis board which is charged with reviewing all apple as for marijuana licenses in main opponents of a proposed billion dollar transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid have cleared a hurdle to the state ballot election officials say more than sixty nine thousand signatures have been certified surpassing that needed for the November ballot the Maine legislature will now consider this initiative if they don't enacted the secretary of state will draft the ballot question the US bombs Taliban fighters the first time since the two sides signed a peace agreement last weekend amid concerns the deal could be falling apart chief U. S. negotiators Amey Khalil's odd urged the Taliban to immediately reduce violence after the militant group conducted dozens of attacks on Afghan forces this week those attacks were supposed to lessen the head of Afghan national peace negotiations but those meetings are now imperilled the Afghan government refuses to release thousands of Taliban fighters after the U. S. said it would and the Taliban says it won't meet until the fighters are released Conor Finnegan ABC news Washington coming up a road win for the Celtics this is a Bloomberg money minute the two sides of the corona virus last week worries led to losses but moved to fight the virus sparked today's four percent rally the Dow back above twenty seven thousand gaining eleven hundred seventy three points the nasdaq rose three hundred thirty four the S. and P. one hundred twenty seven the rally took off after Congress agreed on funding to fight the spread of the disease still businesses are gearing up for all kinds of effects for Campbell soup long out of favor of consumers looking for more natural foods sales are up because of the virus shares rose ten percent the company CEO says it won't raise prices but it is doing some stockpiling of ingredients as people stockpile for possible quarantines airlines including delta American JetBlue and others are waiving flight change fees because of the virus United is making other changes cutting its flight schedule next month canceling ten percent of domestic flights some twenty percent of the international ones I'm John Doniger Bloomberg radio WBZ gets results for thousands of New England businesses if you want to grow your business listen to this this is Joe paling from post pro carpet one of acting you're probably familiar with this line it begins when you look at the floor you think Lupita freshen up this place post.
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"You heard the auditor might have been some grown using the only answer mentoring someone after any audience there might have been some cheering in the audience but the one thing trump isn't is anything other than what you think he doesn't put on airs he doesn't say kid he doesn't print handed he is what he has and that folks is another reason why I say that the Washington DC establishment is so threatened first they say that nice person to do that that's bad we have a detailed temper gets that's in trouble right well you could say that he has no filters at any rate I just I don't I don't know if anybody remembers that dangled tweeted held trump take to see what you don't remember that well I'm sure I'm sure this will be well now it won't be the only place you hear it because the show show prep for the rest of the media other people dig up the tweak you'll see it on on TV later tonight the actual tweet itself people go out there and dig it up yeah we got time to squeeze one in here Marcus Richmond Virginia great to have you on the program Sir hello Hey merry Christmas rush great to talk to you thank you Sir thank you I have a couple of other reasons that I think Nancy Pelosi is won the stone wall this thing this trial number one they don't want this but that they want this process to drag out as long as possible the call should the opportunity arise they don't want Donald Trump to appoint a another justice to the Supreme Court they want to say he's under impeachment he should not be allowed to appoint one you know that's becoming a big person I'm starting here a lot of chatter about as well but on a lesser level the proposal by Mitch McConnell have this trial in the Senate in January creates an issue for Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders but because they would like to be out campaigning for the Iowa caucuses instead of having to stay in the Senate to conduct this trial and you know kind of word has it that Nancy close is not a huge fan of Joe Biden so I don't think you'd want to help him out either so that that's the you know my thoughts on the matter well those things and sorry I can't get these but the straight no matter how hard I try thanks thanks for the call the the bit about Supreme Court is a major reason I mean they're looking at it to another trump for years on the Supreme Court seven too conservative the idea that trump should not be able to name a Supreme Court justice while he has been impeached they may try that it's it's it's not gonna fly as long as the Republicans keep the Senate you know elections have consequences here folks the business about the democratic candidates being forced to sit there in a trial instead of being able to go out and join the campaign trail of policy not like a man by this whole party is unloading on Biden that's the the stack that that that I have here look these Democrats are constantly opposed to Republicans appointing people on the court and there's no shortage of that being one of the motivations here but this really is above the reason Paul she is not sending these articles over is because it does them no good to have the man acquitted it doesn't matter how long it takes how little time it takes she thinks that if she doesn't send the articles over he can't be acquitted because there can't be a trial because there will not be a case for presented that's why McConnell can convene the Senate call the Chief Justice and say swear us all in N. dismiss the charges on the basis the prosecutors have not presented them this is the case that's the end result here that everybody should want from not from our site look I need to leave myself some time to give you an idea of how the people are unloading on Biden today in advance of this this debate tonight's let me take a break we'll be back and continue to Jeffrey is America's all rush Limbaugh's he works.
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