Summary

We reviewed 29 funds and accounts administered by the Judiciary – specifically, 6 special funds, 2 revolving funds, 17 trust funds, and 4 trust accounts. We found 1 special fund and 1 trust fund did not meet criteria. We recommended the special fund, which does not appear to be financially self-sustaining, be repealed and the trust fund be reclassified to a special fund.

We reviewed 13 funds and accounts administered by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) – specifically, 4 special funds, 2 revolving funds, 6 trust funds, and 1 trust account. We found 1 trust fund did not meet criteria and should be reclassified to a trust account.

The auditors from KPMG LLP found no deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that were considered to be material weaknesses and no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.

In this report, we specifically discuss the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (DOE) policies and procedures regarding department employees and students who are confirmed positive for COVID-19. We asked DOE for its current policies and procedures and to meet with department personnel who are responsible for developing and implementing those policies and procedures. However, DOE initially ignored and then declined multiple requests for information and meetings. Despite DOE’s lack of cooperation, we were able to find certain information on DOE’s website about the handling of positive COVID-19 cases on school campuses.

The auditors from Accuity LLP gave an unmodified opinion that the financial statements were presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with the management agreement between the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and AEG.

In this report, we specifically discuss the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (DOE) policies and procedures regarding department employees and students who are confirmed positive for COVID-19. We asked DOE for its current policies and procedures and to meet with department personnel who are responsible for developing and implementing those policies and procedures. However, DOE initially ignored and then declined multiple requests for information and meetings. Despite DOE’s lack of cooperation, we were able to find certain information on DOE’s website about the handling of positive COVID-19 cases on school campuses.

AUDITOR’S SUMMARY Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Transportation, Highways DivisionFinancial Statements, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2019 THE PRIMARY PURPOSE  of the audit was to form an opinion on the fairness of the presentation of the financial statements for the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, as of and for the fiscal year ...
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This report assesses certain tax exemptions and exclusions from Hawai‘i’s General Excise Tax and Use Tax. Section 23-71 et seq., Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, requires the Auditor to annually review different tax exemptions, exclusions, and credits on a 10-year recurring cycle. This report is our first review under these statutes.

June 30, 2019 Financial Statements and Single Audit Report The auditors from Egami & Ichikawa CPAs, Inc. identified one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting or other matters that is required to be reported in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. There were no findings that were considered to be material weaknesses in internal control over compliance in accordance with the Uniform Guidance.

June 30, 2019 Financial Statements and Single Audit Report The auditors from KMH LLP reported one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting and 13 material weaknesses in internal control over compliance that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards and the Uniform Guidance.

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