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Illinois Office of the Auditor General

Performance Audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Unemployment Insurance Programs

On September 1, 2021, the Legislative Audit Commission adopted Resolution Number 158 requiring a performance audit of the unemployment programs administered by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) during the period of March 1, 2020, to September 6, 2021. The audit found that overpayments (which include fraud, non-fraud, and identity theft) were an issue in both the regular UI and PUA programs. IDES reported overpayments for FY20 to FY22 that totaled $5.24 billion; regular UI accounted for $2.04 billion and PUA accounted for $3.20 billion. Considering gross benefits associated...
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, 2022

The audit of the accompanying financial statements of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund of the State of Illinois, Department of Employment Security Department was performed by RSM US LLP as of and for the year ended June 30, 2022. Based on their audit, the auditors expressed a qualified opinion on the Department's Statement of Net Position and a disclaimer of opinion on the Department's Statements of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Position and Cash Flows. Among their other findings was material weakness and noncompliance regarding the failure to maintain accurate and complete...
Arizona Auditor General

Follow Up: Arizona School Districts' and Charter Schools', and ADE's Discretionary, COVID-19 Federal Relief Spending - In Fiscal Year 2022 and in Total Through June 30, 2022

This special report provides summary information and four interactive dashboards with Arizona school districts' and chart schools' reported spending in fiscal year 2022 and in total through June 30, 2022, and planned future spending of allocated/awarded COVID-19 federal relief monies as required by law. In total, districts and charters reported spending $2.2 billion, or almost half of their relief monies through June 30, 2022.
District of Columbia Office of the Auditor

D.C. Nursing Homes Saw Better Outcomes than Elsewhere During Early COVID-19 Waves

The purpose of this audit was to compare D.C. nursing homes to surrounding jurisdictions and national rates to summarize how D.C. nursing homes responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. When compared to the national average, D.C. nursing homes experienced lower resident case and death rates in the late summer and early fall of 2020 relative to the national average during that same time. D.C. also experienced lower staff case rates than the national average prior to the Alpha wave and similar staff case rates after the Alpha wave.
Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector

State of Oklahoma Single Audit Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2021

In the State of Oklahoma Single Audit Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the Oklahoma State Auditor concluded that Oklahoma has systemic issues regarding management and oversight of federal funds provided to the state. These issues resulted in, among other things, the Oklahoma State Auditor questioning $12.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act spending, $1.6 million in Emergency Rental Assistance spending, and $8.3 million in Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund spending.
Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau

Department of Workforce Development: Unemployment Reserve Fund (FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22)

As part of our financial statements audit of the Unemployment Reserve Fund, which accounts for Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance program paid to eligible individuals, we provided an unmodified opinion on the Fund’s financial statements and related notes as of and for the years ended June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2021. We found the assets of the Reserve Fund exceeded liabilities at the close of fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 by almost $1.4 billion. Except for $19.2 million in certain federal allocations, the Fund’s net position, if positive, can be used only to pay unemployment benefits to eligible...
North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Office of State Budget and Management: State Fiscal Recovery Fund Preliminary Financial Audit

The objectives of this audit were to determine whether the Office of State Budget and Management’s North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office designed and implemented procedures to ensure that State Fiscal Recovery Funds were being spent in accordance with State Fiscal Recovery Fund legislation and programs that received State Fiscal Recovery Funds were achieving their legislatively intended result. We found that $635 million of State Fiscal Recovery Funds were distributed with limited monitoring and $635 million of State Fiscal Recovery Funds were distributed without ensuring recipients had a...
New York Office of the State Comptroller

Department of Labor: Services to Workers Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the New York Department of Labor is providing appropriate and timely services to workers affected by closings and layoffs that are covered under the Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification and is effectively overseeing employer compliance with the Act. We found several areas the Department could improve to better meet its obligations under the Act and ultimately the needs of dislocated workers. Specifically we found weakness in the Department's oversight of employer compliance with the advance notice requirements of the Act, among other...
New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller

Follow-Up Review of COVID-19 CARES Act Marine Fisheries Assistance Grant Program

The Office of the State Comptroller issued a report in connection with its initial, limited review of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) administration of the New Jersey COVID-19 CARES Act Marine Fisheries Assistance Grant Program (Fisheries Program). This letter memorializes the results from the Office of the State Comptroller and the independent COVID-19 Integrity Oversight Monitors reviews of the Fisheries Program and reports on DEP’s recent commitment to recoup public funds that should be returned to the State.
New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller

An Investigation Into New Jersey City University's Financial Emergency

New Jersey City University senior administrators submitted a budget for approval by the Board of Trustees (the Board) that proposed using nearly $14 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay for an existing institutional scholarship program. The Office of the State Comptroller found that the University's former administrators were aware that using federal COVID-19 relief funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to fund the existing institutional scholarship program likely violated federal law. Nevertheless, rather than presenting a budget that reflected the University’s...