County Auditor to Discuss pCard Report Next Tuesday
Hawai’i County Legislative Auditor Bonnie Nims is scheduled to meet with the county’s Finance Committee next Tuesday to discuss her recent pCard audit report.
The audit was made public earlier in July and found that both the Hawai’i County Mayor’s Office and the Hawai’i County Department of Liquor Control used their purchasing cards (pCards) for questionable transactions last year. Other county offices were found to use their pCards correctly.
The report laid out various suggestions to improve the program, including updating the county code, treating all employees and departments fairly, and updating pCard policy and procedures.
The purpose of the audit was to determine whether current control methods were adequate to reduce the risk of fraud and misuse, and to evaluate the appropriateness of the pCard transactions while identifying areas for improvement.
The audit came after a Big Island newspaper exposed Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi had used his pCard at a Honolulu bar and made other questionable transactions with the card.
View the original story on the audit here.