State Auditor

Ashley Mizuo

The Hawaii Department of Health is disputing a state auditor report that said health officials did not provide timely information on its coronavirus contact tracing program.

The report, released Wednesday, says the auditor’s office “encountered barriers, delays, and ultimately were denied access to those responsible for leading the department’s contact tracing.”

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sued the state auditor in an attempt to prompt the release of a $3 million general fund appropriation for the next fiscal year.

Catherine Cruz/Hawaii Public Radio

The state is suspending its performance review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs after OHA’s board of trustees refused to release records to the auditors.

State Auditor Les Kondo
Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawaiʻi Office of the Auditor has issued a blistering report on the failure of state accounting officials to adequately verify invoices from the transit agency developing the Honolulu rail system.

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There's evidence of potential fraud within the state's HI-5 recycling program. That's according to a recent state audit of the deposit beverage container operation.

Wayne Yoshioka

A State Audit of the Honolulu Rail Project was released today.

State Auditor Discusses Reviews of OHA, HTA

Mar 7, 2018
Catherine Cruz/Hawaii Public Radio

The State Auditor’s most recent report flags a failing documents system and short-staffing at the Public Utilities Commission. Another flagged a communications breakdown in the Department of Health as well as problems with the state energy office. But it’s the findings of two agencies - the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawaii Tourism Authority that Les Kondo is particularly concerned about.

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Mar 7, 2018
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Auditing State Government; Rethinking South Point Management Practices; Politics of the Korean Conflict

Hawaii Tourism Authority

An audit of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is calling for better oversight of the agency.

Department of Health Audited Over Disease Response

Jan 2, 2018
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Hawaii wrestled with three big public health scares linked to mosquitos, bad scallops, and bad seaweed. A legislative audit uncovered weaknesses in record keeping and the state’s response to the outbreaks.

State Auditor Briefs Lawmakers on HTA Findings

Jan 8, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers were briefed today on a State Auditor’s Report that criticized the Hawai’i Tourism Authority late last year.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.