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New York State Comptroller

The Paycheck Protection Program in New York City: What’s Next?

Since March 2020, Congress has passed various laws designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the pandemic’s damage to the nation’s economy. One of the key legislative provisions was the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), designed mainly to help small businesses and sole proprietors meet payroll commitments during the crisis. The program has been allocated a total of $953 billion in three rounds of funding in March ($349 billion), April ($320 billion), and December ($284 billion). This report evaluates the impact of the PPP in New York City measured against the...
Oregon, Multnomah County Auditor

Audit of Multnomah County's Pandemic Response

We conducted this audit to support transparent and accountable government operations during this unprecedented time. We focused our work on determining steps the county took to ensure that vital services could continue safely and equitably during the pandemic; whether those steps were in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health authorities to reduce health risks; and what improvements can be made moving forward.
Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Evaluating the Kansas Department of Labor's Response to COVID-19 Unemployment Claims (Part 1)

This audit attempts to answer the following question. What types of unemployment claims fraud schemes is the Kansas Department of Labor aware of and how are they being addressed?
Missouri State Auditor

Federal Funding for COVID-19 Response December 2020

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance in the month of December 2020 for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

Independent Auditor's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters

The purpose of this report is solely to describe the scope of our testing of internal control and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control or on compliance. This report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Audit Standards in considering the entity’s internal control and compliance. Accordingly, this communication is not suitable for any other purpose.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Challenges with Telework During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This report provides the results of our evaluation of the use of telework among the state’s executive branch agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The purpose of this audit was to provide information on the challenges the agencies experienced. We found most agencies did not have telework policies in place prior to the pandemic.
California State Auditor

The Employment Development Department's Poor Planning and Ineffective Management Left It Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns

The economic shutdowns in early 2020 led to historically high numbers of UI claims in a very short time (claim surge), and further shutdowns began in December 2020, raising the potential for additional spikes in unemployment. This audit reviewed EDD’s response to the claim surge, its handling of the resulting backlog of unpaid claims, and the assistance it has provided to individuals through its call center
District of Columbia Auditor

Analysis of Demographics and Mobility Across D.C. During COVID-19

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, decision makers across the world created policies to curb the spread of the disease. These policies influenced many aspects of society in an effort to reduce COVID-19 caseload and deaths and limit economic impacts. There is now a growing set of data capturing policies, the effects on the policy environment, and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic itself on different regions and populations, as measured by these different impacts. Together, these data provide a basis to better understand how and whether policies achieved their intended outcomes and...
California State Auditor

State High Risk Update—Coronavirus Relief Fund California Should Have Allocated More Funding to Small Counties

This letter report provides an update on our assessment of the State’s management of federal funds related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a high risk statewide issue.
California State Auditor

Judicial Branch Procurement: Courts Generally Met Procurement Requirements, but Some Need to Improve their Payment Practices

This report concludes that the five courts we reviewed for this audit—the superior courts in Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Orange, and San Bernardino counties—adhered to most of the required and recommended procurement and contracting practices that we evaluated, but they could improve in certain areas.