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Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Comparing the Impact of COVID-19 on Death Rates During Certain Months of 2019 and 2020

Representative John Barker requested this limited-scope audit, which was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit Committee at its February 24, 2021 meeting. Our audit objective was to answer the following question: How did causes of death during the COVID-19 pandemic compare to those before the pandemic? To answer this question, we reviewed death record data from 2019 and 2020 for the last third of each year (September 1 – December 31).
Oregon, Multnomah County Auditor

Employee Experiences During the Pandemic - Survey Results

This report summarizes the results of the Survey of Employee Experiences During the Pandemic, issued by the Auditor’s Office in September 2020. Responses overall were generally positive. However, in analyzing the data and reading over 8,000 written comments, it is clear that employees have had very different experiences.
New York State Comptroller

Office of Mental Health: Oversight of Telemental Health Services

The objective of this audit was to determine if the Office of Mental Health is adequately monitoring the delivery and performance of telemental health services and ensuring that related telemental health activities are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
New York State Comptroller

Recent Trends and Impact of COVID-19 in the Bronx

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bronx was on a trajectory of growth. It attracted new residents, particularly immigrants, at a higher rate than any other borough, and experienced solid improvement in employment and new businesses. In spite of these trends, most Bronx neighborhoods faced higher risks for negative health and economic outcomes from the pandemic. Characteristics that reflect economic and social inequities, such as lower household incomes, higher poverty rates, jobs less conducive to remote work and a higher share of minority residents, made the Bronx particularly vulnerable.
New York State Comptroller

The Construction Industry in New York City: Recent Trends and Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to the growth of the construction industry nationwide which, prior to the pandemic, had been growing strongly. This was especially true in New York State and New York City. Before 2020, the nation’s construction employment increased for nine consecutive years, though it never met the peak reached before the Great Recession. However, in the State and the City, jobs reached a record high by 2015. Construction employment in the City grew especially robustly, rising by 43.5 percent from 2011 to 2019, the City’s fastest-growing sector during this period.
New Jersey State Auditor

New Jersey Economic Development Authority Selected COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Programs

The objective of our audit was to determine whether adequate controls were in place at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to approve and disburse funds through the selected programs in compliance with internal requirements and applicable program criteria.
North Carolina State Auditor

Oversight of Coronavirus Relief Funds: Office of State Budget and Management - Pandemic Recovery Office - Performance Audit May 2021

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management’s (OSBM) North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO) designed and implemented procedures to ensure that: (1) Coronavirus Relief Funds were being spent in accordance with the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act and subsequent amendments. (2) Programs that received Coronavirus Relief Funds were achieving their legislatively intended result.
Oregon, City of Portland Auditor

Prosper Portland Emergency Grants: Standards Needed to Ensure Program Integrity

Prosper Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund provided a lifeline during the early days of the pandemic. Staff successfully delivered dollars to struggling businesses but in haste, short-changed program integrity. We make recommendations for building a stronger program the next time disaster strikes.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Secure Care Facilities

The purpose of this audit was to provide information on the Office of Juvenile Justice’s (OJJ) response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its secure care facilities. Overall, OJJ faced multiple issues and challenges in addressing the pandemic. We found the agency’s protocols generally complied with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for medical isolation, screening, visitation, personal protective equipment, and social distancing. However, agency officials were unable to verify whether the facilities consistently followed the protocols because of the suspension...
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Louisiana Department of Treasury Main Street Recovery Program July 2020 - Jan 2021

For the period July 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021, we confirmed the completeness and accuracy for two samples of grant applications and supporting documentation submitted by Louisiana businesses.