STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2221
RE: S.R. No. 120
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R. No. 120 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF VARIOUS PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU THAT RECEIVE EXTRAMURAL FUNDING, INCLUDING TITLE III GRANT FUNDING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request an audit of various programs at the University of Hawaii West Oahu that receive extramural funding, including Title III grant funding.
Specifically, this measure requests that the University of Hawaii's Office of Internal Audit conduct the audit and include the following programs:
(1) Aalii Scholars Program;
(2) Ike Ola;
(3) Mobile High-Touch, High Tech Learning Environment Program;
(4) Kukulu ma ke Kahua;
(5) PIKO Project;
(6) University of Hawaii West Oahu Pueo Scholars;
(7) University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College cooperative arrangement development grant; and
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii and one individual.
Your Committee finds that conducting an internal audit of the various programs at the University of Hawaii West Oahu that receive extramural funding, including Title III grant funding, can improve program performance and efficiencies.
Your Committee notes that designating the University of Hawaii's Internal Auditor to conduct the audit will ensure that any evaluation is independent of the University's administration, as the Office of Internal Audit operates under the authority of the Board of Regents.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 120 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair