Ethics & Transparency
When Treasurer Frerichs was Champaign County Auditor, he was recognized by a national organization (Government Finance Officers Association) for his efforts to bring accountability and transparency to county finances. He received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year he served as County Auditor. While County Auditor, Treasurer Frerichs achieved the designation of Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), which he currently maintains.
Within weeks of taking office Treasurer Frerichs signed Executive Order No. 15-01 – an Employee Bill of Rights – to safeguard Treasury employees from being pressured to do political work, and to underscore the importance of maintaining a safe, professional, and harassment-free workplace.
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