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Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funds provided by the CARES Act and the CRRSAA. The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) received grant funding under two components of the CARES Act’s Education Stabilization Fund: direct funding from the United States Department of Education (US DOE), provided through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), allocated through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. Under the CRRSAA, MassArt received direct funding...
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

The audit examined Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's (MCAD) case management system to determine whether a backlog was present. The audit also reviewed whether MCAD had created a process for ensuring that CARES Act funds received complied with the policies issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth and whether the employees processing these funds were trained in risk management and information security as required by the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security.
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of Worcester State University

The audit examined Worcester State University's (WSU) use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants received through the CARES Act and CRRSAA. The audit also determined whether users of WSU’s Colleague Finance system (the information system containing financial records used at the university) received cybersecurity awareness training in accordance with standards issued by the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. Our audit revealed no significant instances of noncompliance by WSU that must be reported.
West Virginia Legislative Auditor's Office

Special Report: Workforce West Virginia Unemployment Claims Data

The objective of this report was to provide information on the unprecedented number of unemployment claims filed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount paid in fraudulent claims, and the causes for many fraudulent claims being paid. We found that WorkForce West Virginia Paid Nearly $83 Million in Fraudulent Unemployment Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of Springfield Technical Community College

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funds provided by the CARES Act. Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) received grant funds under two components of the CARES Act’s Education Stabilization Fund: direct funding from the United States Department of Education (US DOE), provided through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), allocated through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. The purpose of our audit was to determine whether STCC administered the CARES Act...
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor

Audit of Greenfield Community College

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funds provided by the CARES Act. Greenfield Community College (GCC) received grant funds under two components of the CARES Act’s Education Stabilization Fund: direct funding from the United States Department of Education (US DOE), provided through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), allocated through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. The purpose of our audit was to determine whether GCC administered the CARES Act funds it...