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Arizona Auditor General

Report on Internal Control and on Compliance Year Ended June 30, 2020

Based on our audit of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, we reported internal control weaknesses and instances of noncompliance over financial reporting. For example, the Department of Economic Security did not put all critical identity-verification or other anti-fraud measures in place before paying federal CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits and reported it paid over $4 billion in fraudulent identity theft unemployment insurance benefits claims through September 4, 2021, when the benefits ended.
New York State Comptroller

New York State Rent Relief Funding: Spotlight on New York City

Millions of Americans still face housing insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 15 percent behind on rent payments at the end of June.1 Households in New York State (22 percent) and the New York City metropolitan area (26 percent), excluding counties outside the State, have an even greater share of residents behind on rent. New York City not only houses the majority of the State’s renters (63 percent), but also had relatively high rates of rent-burdened tenants prior to the pandemic.
New York State Comptroller

Interim Findings and Recommendations of the New York City Comptroller's Investigation of the City's COVID-19 Planning, Preparation, and Initial Response

This interim report is being issued as part of an ongoing investigation by the Office of the New York City Comptroller into the City’s planning and preparation for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this investigation is to identify the problems encountered by the City preparing for and combatting the pandemic and to recommend actions to prevent similar fiscal and operational challenges from arising in future public health emergencies.
Illinois 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.
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
Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

State of Oklahoma Single Audit Report

The State of Oklahoma Single Audit Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 contains the independent auditor’s reports on compliance for each major federal program, on internal control over compliance, and on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) required by Uniform Guidance. Additionally, the Statewide SEFA is included and reflects $10,130,470,891 in federal expenditures during the year. The total federal expenditures increased by approximately $3 billion from SFY2019 due to the receipt of additional federal funding because of COVID-19.
Colorado, City and County of Denver Auditor

Citywide Coronavirus Relief Funding

The objective of our audit was to assess the city’s financial controls related to the initial federal aid Denver received for its pandemic response efforts. This audit specifically focused on the $126.9 million the city received from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. The audit found that, in 2020, the Department of Finance sufficiently managed the city’s progress in spending federal coronavirus relief funds on pandemic-related expenses, but the city should also better document individual transactions. Additionally, we found problems related to how the city accounted for the interest it...
Illinois 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...
Washington, King County Auditor

Performance Audit of King County’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The COVID-19 pandemic had wide-ranging impacts within King County. County leaders and staff worked hard to shift practices to meet the needs of the changing environment. Our analysis and survey results indicate that employee experience and confidence in safety measures varied across the county, potentially indicating increased exposure risk for some employees.
Massachusetts State Auditor

Greenfield Community College: For the Period March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (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...