Earlier this week, the request for proposals (RFP) for the audit of the Honolulu Ethics Commission was posted. The RFP outlines several important issues the auditors should cover, but I have a couple of concerns.
Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees. These people likely have important information that should be considered by the auditor.
The other part is just something that I really don’t understand. What the heck is “an internal self-control assessment of improvements needed”? And why is the current executive director supposed to perform this assessment? If anyone has any clues about this, please shed some light by leaving a comment.
Requests for bid clarification are due December 2, and deadline to bid is December 30.
Update November 28. I found out that the intention of the section on the assessment is to have the executive director perform a “control self-assessment” rather than a “self-control assessment.” Hopefully that clarification will come out with the addenda on December 16.