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Ohio 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 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.
Delaware State Auditor of Accounts

How'd We Do? Families Deserve More Details on COVID Vaccination Rates at Delaware Long-Term Care Facilities

This special report compares the metrics of Delaware’s dashboard to other states’ dashboards, and identifies key data metrics that should be considered for inclusion on Delaware’s data dashboard as they pertain to vaccine administration in LTCFs. A review of Delaware’s data dashboard revealed a lack of LTCF data such as total doses administered to residents, total residents partially vaccinated, and total residents fully vaccinated. Delaware’s dashboard does include vaccine dosages administered to the 65+ population, but this data is not specific to LTCF residents
Delaware State Auditor of Accounts

Examination of Jeanne Jugan Long-Term Healthcare Facility

The State of Delaware is required to ensure that the fiscal records at nursing care facilities are retained and properly support the cost report – which is the financial report showing the cost and charges related to Medicaid activities – submitted to the Medicaid Agency. These costs must comply with federal and state regulations. This examination could not be completed because of a severe lack of documentation. Administration at the Jeanne Jugan Residence was unable to produce sufficient data showing how many patients were served each day. Without accurate patient census data, it was...
Delaware State Auditor of Accounts

Unanswered Questions: Improving Technology, Communications, and Reporting in Long-Term Care Facilities During the Pandemic

This special report examines and assesses the State of Delaware’s preparation of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the early stages of the pandemic and again six months later. Our goal was to determine if the state was adequately supporting and resolving pandemic-related issues inside LTCFs and if trends or opportunities for improvement existed. To reach our conclusions, we reviewed publicly available applicable federal and state guidance, agency policies and procedures, and information provided by Delaware’s emergency support function State Health Operations...
Ohio 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 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.
Delaware State Auditor of Accounts

Delaware's COVID-19 Data Dashboard Opportunities and Successes: How Well Does Delaware's Data Tool Allow for an Accurate and Timely Response to the Pandemic?

The Office of the Auditor of Accounts Office (OAOA) prepared this special report to review Delaware’s public reporting of COVID-19 data. The objective was to provide a clear and unbiased assessment of the public health efforts carried out by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) in the early stages of the pandemic, March 11, 2020 through June 30, 2020. This includes when the state first made information about testing and cases publicly available on a data dashboard.