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Missouri Office of the State Auditor
Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding for COVID-19 Recovery September 2022
The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan Act in the month of September 2022 for the COVID-19 recovery and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in May 2021.
Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor
Office of Medicaid (MassHealth)—Review of Telehealth
OSA has conducted a performance audit of MassHealth’s payments for telehealth behavioral health services for the period January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. During this period, MassHealth paid approximately $96,464,816, for 1,306,414 claims, to its providers for telehealth behavioral health services to MassHealth members. The purpose of this audit was to determine whether MassHealth monitored telehealth practices for behavioral health services to ensure compliance with its All-Provider Bulletins.
New York, Ulster County Office of the Comptroller
Audit of the Ulster County Service Center
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in upheaval to the economy and government services. Ulster County needed to address the questions of people and organizations during the pandemic as it related to public health concerns. To address public questions and concerns, Ulster County established a COVID hotline. Despite allocating significant resources to promotion and widening the scope of the Service Center, it still receives few calls. The call volume does not seem to align with the staffing and additional resources being allocated to operate a separate unit of government. This downtime could...
New Jersey Office of the State Auditor
Audit of Department of Labor and Workforce Development Unemployment Systems - Information Technology Operations
The objective of our audit was to determine if the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Department) maintained an adequate information technology service management level during the increase in claims processing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We found that the Department provided a sufficient information technology service management level to claimants to meet the increased needs in the unemployment insurance claims processing environment, and we found no evidence that delays in the processing of initial claims or recertifications were caused by deficiencies in the information...
New York Office of the State Comptroller
New York Department of Labor: Controls and Management of the Unemployment Insurance System
The objective of this audit was to determine whether the New York Department of Labor (Department) has taken appropriate steps to oversee and manage the Unemployment Insurance system and to comply with selected portions of the New York State Information Security Policy and Standards. Overall, we found deficiencies with the Department's oversight and management of its Unemployment Insurance system that ultimately compromised its ability to effectively mitigate risks related to the processing of claims.
Mississippi Office of the State Auditor
Single Audit for Year Ending June 30, 2021
This Single Audit identifies federal funds spent by state agencies from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. During this time, many state agencies were drawing down federal stimulus dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. In this audit millions of questioned costs were discovered. Notable findings include that the Mississippi Department of Employment Security saw a 301 percent increase in known overpayments from the previous year and made at least $473 million in improper or fraudulent unemployment payments this year. This included unemployment payments to prisoners and people outside of...
New York, Ulster County Office of the Comptroller
2021 Audit on Unemployment Fraud
Our audit sought to determine if unemployment claims filed in the name of Ulster County employees were handled in accordance with current law and Ulster County policy. Our audit revealed that the Personnel Department properly identified fraudulent unemployment claims and challenged those claims. In addition, the Personnel Department staff appropriately notified the Sheriff’s Department and the Information Systems Department about the potential unemployment insurance fraud. However, it appears that some employees may not have been notified by the Personnel Department that they were the victims...
Arizona Auditor General
Special COVID-19 Funding Report: Federal COVID-19 Monies Allocated to Arizona
Since March 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and through September 2022, the federal government has allocated through various acts $77.8 billion to the State of Arizona and its local governments, businesses, and individuals for COVID-19 response and relief efforts. This special COVID-19 funding report presents information on the amounts, intended purposes, and recipients of those allocations. It also presents the results of our audit of the allocated monies Arizona State government directly spent and distributed during fiscal year 2021.
Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
We’re All In and Wisconsin Tomorrow Programs
Using supplemental federal funding, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) awarded $220.7 million through its We’re All In program to small businesses, restaurants, and similar entities and $375.2 million through its Wisconsin Tomorrow program to small businesses and lodging establishments. We performed a detailed review of 172 grants and found DOR did not follow written eligibility requirements when it awarded 45 of these grants. We recommend that DOR report to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on the results of its ongoing efforts to identify and recover program grants it made in...
Louisiana Legislative Auditor
Investigative Audit: Pinecrest Supports and Services Center
On February 8, 2022, Pinecrest Supports and Services Center (PSSC) Regional Administrator Shannon Thorn notified the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA), in writing, of a possible misappropriation of public funds by then PSSC Police Captain David Patterson. LLA initiated this investigative audit to determine the extent to which Mr. Patterson recorded overtime hours he did not work. From July 2020 to December 2021, Mr. Patterson recorded and was paid $15,099 for 391 hours of COVID-19 overtime on weekend days that he either did not work or failed to go through PSSC’s mandatory COVID-19 screening...