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Illinois Office of the Auditor General

State of Illinois Department of Employment Security: Individual Nonshared Proprietary Fund Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2021

The audit of the accompanying financial statements of the State of Illinois, Department of Employment Security Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund was performed by RSM US LLP for the year ended June 30, 2021. Based on their audit, the auditors expressed a disclaimer of opinion on the Department's Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund financial statements. The auditors identified three matters involving the Department's internal controls over financial reporting that they considered to be material weaknesses. Further, the auditors identified three noncompliance matters.
Ohio Office of Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Auditors Report on Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The COVID-19 Pandemic presented the Department with many challenges and obstacles including a sharp increase in the volume of unemployment claims as well as the expansion of regular unemployment benefits by the federal government. The Department did not have the man-power or technology resources to adequately deal with this drastic increase in claim activity and the addition of new federal unemployment funding. The Department’s legacy unemployment System, Ohio Job Insurance (OJI), has been in place since 2004. Due to its age and functionality, it was unable to handle the increased volume of...
Ohio Office of Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Unemployment Compensation Performance Audit

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio’s unemployment system was flooded with new claims. Our audit found that the unemployment compensation system was not prepared for the surge in unemployment applications resulting from the pandemic. While limited human resources played a role, antiquated systems and lack of business intelligence made problems worse.
Illinois Office of the Auditor General

Summary Report Digest: Department of Employment Security

We found that the Department failed to implement general Information Technology controls over the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance System, The Department failed to ensure Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claimants met eligibility requirements, The Department did not have sufficient internal control over the determination of accruals for payments related to both the Unemployment Insurance program and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
Illinois Office of the Auditor General

State of Illinois Department of Employment Security: Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund Financial Statements for the Year Ended June 30, 2020

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund (Trust Fund), an individual nonshared proprietary fund of the State of Illinois, Department of Employment Security, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2020. We found that the Department outsourced unemployment benefit claims processing to a service organization for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program and the corresponding Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefits. The system processing these claims had material weaknesses in the design and operation of internal controls and...
New Mexico Office of the State Auditor

COVID-19 Related Fraud Alert: Unemployment Benefits

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) are reminding New Mexicans to be aware as fraudsters perpetuate numerous schemes related Unemployment Insurance Claims. New Mexicans are urged to follow the guidance provided below and take immediate action as recommended to protect themselves.
Illinois, Chicago City Inspector General

Audit of the Chicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the data privacy and cybersecurity of the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) COVID-19 contact tracing program. The objective of the audit was to determine if CDPH managed privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with the collection, storage, and transmittal of COVID-19 contact tracing data in accordance with the City of Chicago’s Information Security and Technology Policies (ISTP) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Ohio Office of Auditor of State

Qualified Opinion Included in State of Ohio Audit

Auditor Faber’s Office issued a qualified opinion on the Unemployment Compensation Fund, and Business-Type Activities opinion units in the State of Ohio’s financial statements due to internal control weaknesses related to recipient eligibility and claims processing of unemployment benefits. A qualified opinion indicates the auditors could not be assured the financials for these opinion units are fairly presented, in all material respects, based on the issues identified. This is a significant qualification.
Ohio Office of Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Data - Performance Audit

This audit is part of a multi-state project to examine data related to COVID-19. This effort was a collaboration among State Auditor offices from Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and was developed with assistance from the National State Auditors Association.
New Mexico Office of the State Auditor

Risk Advisory: Mitigating Risk in COVID-19 Related Procurements

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and the General Services Department (GSD) issue this Risk Advisory to alert all governmental entities, including school districts, throughout the State of New Mexico of risks related to the management and expenditure of CARES Act funds, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The OSA advises reviewing CARES Act and ESSER requirements in conjunction with internal controls to aid in the proper use of the funds and prevention and detection of risks that may lead to waste, fraud, and abuse