OHA has been under the state auditor’s microscope for the past several years. The most recent audit, released in September, shows improvement in some areas but leaves much to be desired in others.
“OHA continues to be remiss of one of its core responsibilities — improving the conditions of all Hawaiians — in its grant programs,” the audit says. “For instance, the office continues to lack policies and procedures to adequately monitor compliance and performance and ensure that grants achieve intended benefits for Hawaiians. In addition, grant outcomes are not consistently brought to the attention of trustees.”
There were also concerns about OHA violating investment policies with the purchase of the Gentry Center.
OHA disputes the findings though.
Trustee Peter Apo said last month that the agency is fulfilling its mission. He said the auditor’s report failed to take into account the changes OHA has made over the past year, and that new management plans are in place.
Here’s the state salary database for 2013. You can search by first and last name, department, job title, salary range and year. To compare how this year stacks up to previous years, check out the salary database that covers 2011 and 2012 here.
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