Office of the Utah State Auditor Announces New Training Courses Designed for Elected Officials in Local Governments

The Office of the Utah State Auditor announces the latest addition to its online training and information resources to assist local governments.  The Office launched a set of online training videos specifically designed to help elected and appointed officials of local governmental entities. 

The courses provide a high-level overview of key concepts related to local government administration and finance in Utah. Newly launched courses, approximately 10 minutes in length each, include: 

  • Introduction to Budgeting
  • Introduction to the Open and Public Meetings Act (OPMA)
  • Introduction to the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA)
  • Separation of Duties Between the Clerk and Treasurer
  • Hiring an Independent Auditor

With these new training videos, the Office continues its efforts to use technology to help accomplish the mission of the Office, ensuring the timeliness and accessibility of crucial information, while enhancing transparency and reducing costs.  The Office also provides recorded webinars designed to deliver key information for local government finance professionals in a timely manner.  By reducing the travel of local government officials, the Office’s online training resources help to reduce the time and cost demands of training.

Local officials wishing to take the free courses should visit the elected officials training page on the Office’s website at  Members of the public who wish to review the content without enrolling may visit