Senate Special Committee on Accountability Releases Report on UH

Honolulu — The Senate Special Committee on Accountability today released its report resulting from the informational briefings that looked into the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii’s athletics program. Some key points of the report include: The committee finds that for reasons that remain unclear, the University started pre-selling tickets to the Concert even though proper cancellation…

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Senate Special Committee on Accountability to Discuss Findings from Informational Briefings on UH

Honolulu —  The Senate Special Committee on Accountability will be holding an informational briefing to discuss its findings and recommendations resulting from the informational briefings that looked into the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii’s athletics program.  The briefing will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in conference room 221 at the State…

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Senate Committee Looks into UH Oversight, Accountability and Transparency

The following video clips were segmented from the video transcripts of the September 24, 2012 and October 2, 2012 Senate Special Committee on Accountability informational briefings. These videos were shared by Senator Donna Mercado Kim, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Accountability. During the briefings, the Committee reviewed the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and fiscal management of the University of Hawaii (UH) System, including but not limited to UH’s Athletics Department….

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Briefing Addresses Oversight, Accountability, and Transparency at the UH System

Honolulu — The Senate Special Committee on Accountability continued its informational briefing today on the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii System, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii’s Athletics Department. Today’s briefing was the second in a series of meetings. A previous meeting was held on September 24. Attorney Jeffrey Harris (Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington, Harris), University of Hawaii Chancellor Tom Apple, Stan…

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Briefing Addresses Oversight, Accountability, and Transparency at the UH System

Honolulu – The University of Hawaii’s failed Stevie Wonder concert fundraiser was the focus of today’s Senate Special Committee on Accountability informational briefing.  The committee was convened in response to the public’s concern over issues that recently surfaced at the University of Hawaii.  Today’s briefing is the first in a series of meetings looking into the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii System, including but not…

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Accountability Briefing on UH System to be Broadcast Live on Olelo

Honolulu–  The Senate Special Committee on Accountability’s initial informational briefing to review the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii System will be broadcast live on Olelo channel 49 on Oahu, Monday, September 24 at 1 p.m.  The briefing will be held in the State Capitol’s conference room 211. Neighbor Island viewers may consult the resources listed below for broadcast and rebroadcast information. Kauai: Ho’ike Community Television…

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Briefing to Address Oversight, Accountability, and Transparency at the UH System to be Held

Honolulu —  In response to the public’s concern over recent issues that have surfaced at the University of Hawaii, the Senate Special Committee on Accountability will hold the initial informational briefing on Monday, September 24 at 1 p.m. in the State Capitol’s room 211.  The committee will review the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii System, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii’s Athletics…

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Hearing on Salary and Wage Overpayments on State Employees to be Held

HONOLULU —  In reaction to a recent investigation revealing that the State overpaid its employees more than $2 million, the Senate Special Committee on Accountability will be holding a hearing on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:15 p.m., in the State Capitol’s room 224. During the hearing, the Committee will consider Senate Resolution 20 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 37.  The measures request the State Auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of State agencies…

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Hearing Addressing Excessive Overtime to be Held

 HONOLULU —  The Senate Special Committee on Accountability will be taking a closer look at excessive overtime by public employees at a hearing on Thursday, March 8 at 1:15 p.m., at the State Capitol’s conference room 224. In recent years, the economic downturn has necessitated downsizing throughout government.  While staff shortages contribute to rising overtime hours, it’s no secret that the opportunity to abuse overtime exists to the detriment of hard earned pensions,” said Senator…

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