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New Jersey Office of the State Auditor

Audit of Department of Labor and Workforce Development Unemployment Systems - Information Technology Operations

The objective of our audit was to determine if the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Department) maintained an adequate information technology service management level during the increase in claims processing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We found that the Department provided a sufficient information technology service management level to claimants to meet the increased needs in the unemployment insurance claims processing environment, and we found no evidence that delays in the processing of initial claims or recertifications were caused by deficiencies in the information...
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Investigative Audit: Pinecrest Supports and Services Center

On February 8, 2022, Pinecrest Supports and Services Center (PSSC) Regional Administrator Shannon Thorn notified the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA), in writing, of a possible misappropriation of public funds by then PSSC Police Captain David Patterson. LLA initiated this investigative audit to determine the extent to which Mr. Patterson recorded overtime hours he did not work. From July 2020 to December 2021, Mr. Patterson recorded and was paid $15,099 for 391 hours of COVID-19 overtime on weekend days that he either did not work or failed to go through PSSC’s mandatory COVID-19 screening...
North Dakota Office of the State Auditor

North Dakota Department of Health: Audit Report of the Biennium Ended June 30, 2021

The objective of this audit was to determine if COVID-19 vaccines that originated from the North Dakota Department of Health warehouse in Bismarck stored and handled according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines? We found instances where the COVID-19 vaccines originating from the state warehouse were not adequately stored or handled according to CDC guidelines.
Connecticut Office of the Auditors of Public Accounts

State of Connecticut Single Audit Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2021

We have conducted the Statewide Single Audit of the State of Connecticut for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. Among other findings, this report identifies that Connecticut nursing home residents and staff for COVID-19, the state Department of Public Health did not track whether testing providers were also collecting insurance payments that would need to be remitted to the state.
Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

COVID Relief Funding Distribution

Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: (1) What is Kansas’ process for distributing COVID relief funding?; and (2) Have Kansas’ distributions of COVID relief funding been appropriate? The scope of our work included examining the distribution process for CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act funding. Additionally, we evaluated a sample of CARES Act expenditures made in 42 Kansas counties.
New York Office of the State Comptroller

Housing Trust Fund Corporation: Internal Controls Over and Maximization of Federal Funding for Community Development Block Grant & Home Investment Partnerships Programs

The objective of this audit is to determine whether Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has established and maintains adequate internal controls to oversee and monitor the federally funded Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnerships Program to ensure they meet requirements and whether HCR is obtaining federal reimbursements on time and in a manner that recovers all eligible costs. This audit covers the period from April 2017 through June 2022.
Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Reviewing Connectivity Emergency Response Grants for Broadband Development

Our audit objective was to answer the question: what entities received Connectivity Emergency Response Grants and where were they located? We found that the Kansas Department of Commerce (Commerce) awarded $48.5 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant funds through 66 grants to all seven regions in Kansas with the largest amounts going to South Central, Southwest, and Northeast Kansas. We also found that Commerce denied some applications through its review process.
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of the Berkshire Community College

The audit examined whether Berkshire Community College accurately recorded and reported the institutional portion of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. The audit also reviewed if had required approval for all institutional-portion disbursements from HEERF I and HEERF II grants. The audit examined the period of March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
Washington Office of the State Auditor

Financial Statements Audit Report: For the Period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Through this report, we identified several state departments, including the Washington State Office of Management, Department of Commerce, and Department of Social and Health Services, that did not have adequate internal controls, nor comply with certain requirements, for Coronavirus Relief Funds
Oregon Audit's Division

The Pandemic’s Effects on Oregonians Exposed Risks and Highlighted the Need to Modernize Oregon’s Unemployment Insurance System

This audit focuses on information and recommendations we can provide to improve the Oregon Employment Department's (OED) unemployment insurance system ahead of future surges in unemployment, similar to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have found that OED has made progress addressing some of the most public concerns, such as the inability of its phone-based system to handle the spike in claims that occurred in March 2020. Additionally, Oregon fared comparatively well in terms of fraud within their unemployment insurance program.