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Maryland, Montgomery County Inspector General

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs

At the time we initiated this review, the Montgomery County Council had appropriated almost $24 million through three separate resolutions to provide rental assistance to residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The appropriations funded the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, administered by the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and the COVID-19 Rental Relief Program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. We conducted this review to determine (1) if vulnerabilities exist in either program that create opportunities for fraud or abuse...
Maryland State Legislative Audits

Review of Procurement of Certain COVID Tests

We have conducted a special review of the procurement and related use of COVID tests from LabGenomics, a foreign-based healthcare company. We also reviewed the circumstances surrounding the termination of two State employees after they had raised concerns related to the COVID tests. Our review was initiated based on a joint request from the chairs of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and the House Health and Government Operations Committees for a review of two COVID-related emergency procurements.
Maryland, Montgomery County Inspector General

Lessons Learned from County COVID Loaner Laptop Purchases

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General initiated a review of Montgomery County's purchase of laptop computers to support a mandatory telework order by the Chief Administrative Officer. We sought to determine whether adequate controles were in place during the acquisition, deployment, and subsequent maintenance of the purchased computers.
Maryland, Montgomery County Inspector General

Public Health Emergency Grant Program

We conducted this review to examine whether adequate policies, procedures, and controls were in place and followed to efficiently and effectively manage the administration and execution of the public Health Emergency Grant Program. We were also concerned that the speed with which the program was implemented may have resulted in errors that disadvantaged intended grant recipients.
Hawaii State Auditor

"A Virus Like Any Other Virus:" Limited Scope Review of State Building Management in Response to COVID-19 by the Central Services Division of the Department of Accounting and General Services

This limited scope review looks at the measures Department of Accounting and General Services has implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maryland, Montgomery County Inspector General

Lessons Learned from County COVID-19 Grant Programs

The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General initiated a review of Montgomery County's Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) Program to determine whether adequate policies, procedures, and controls were in place to efficiently and effectively manage the administration of PHEG awards.
Hawaii State Auditor

Limited Scope Review of the State's Oversight of Moneys Received Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund

This review is to inform the Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 of possible areas of concern related to the State's tracking of CRF moneys and compliance with certain federal requirements, the most significant of which is that the State is relying almost exclusively on each state department and county to ensure that their use complies with federal requirements
Washington, King County Auditor

Pandemic Response: Three Scenarios Projecting Furlough Cost Savings

This report is the second in a series of savings-focused best practice reviews to be conducted by the Auditor’s Office. We conducted this analysis to illustrate some of the potential furlough options policymakers have when making decisions about how to reduce the County’s costs. Individual departments could also implement these types of furlough structures for their employees. We are not making recommendations at this time.
Washington, King County Auditor

Pandemic Response: Best Practice Review of Voluntary Separation Programs

This report is the first in a series of savings-focused best practice reviews to be conducted by the Auditor’s Office. If the Auditor’s Office reviews voluntary separation in the future, we may use information in this document as a starting point for our evaluation.