Many people found themselves underemployed or unemployed during the pandemic. For example, in April, 2020, unemployment was 14.7%, impacting 23 million people. To address these issues, many state and local governments used funding from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) to create or expand programs that provided job training and connected people to potential job opportunities.
We have audited, in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, the financial statements of the governmental activities, the business‐type activities, the aggregate discretely presented component units, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the State of Hawaii (the State) as of and for the year ended June 30, 2020, and the related notes to the financial statements, which...
Report on the Hawai'i State Department of Education's Policies and Procedures for Handling Positive COVID-19 Test Results in Staff, Teachers, and Students
In this report, we specifically discuss DOE’s policies and procedures regarding department employees and students who are confirmed positive for COVID-19. We intended this report to provide clearer, consolidated, and current information about those policies and procedures.
Report on the Department of Health's Contact Tracing Efforts: A Report to the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i
We intended to report on DOH’s contact tracing process, primarily to filter through the varying, confusing, and often conflicting information and to provide a clearer, objective, and up-to-date understanding of the department’s efforts. However, instead of cooperation and assistance, we encountered barriers, delays, and ultimately were denied access to those responsible for leading the department’s contact tracing: the Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) Chief and the Disease Investigation Branch (DIB) Chief, who recently took over that task.
"A Virus Like Any Other Virus:" Limited Scope Review of State Building Management in Response to COVID-19 by the Central Services Division of the Department of Accounting and General Services
This limited scope review looks at the measures Department of Accounting and General Services has implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Limited Scope Review of the State's Oversight of Moneys Received Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund
This review is to inform the Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 of possible areas of concern related to the State's tracking of CRF moneys and compliance with certain federal requirements, the most significant of which is that the State is relying almost exclusively on each state department and county to ensure that their use complies with federal requirements