EFFORTS TO HELP THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF KENTUCKIANS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HURT MORE THAN IT HELPED... ACCORDING TO KENTUCKY'S STATE AUDITOR.
To help the hundreds of thousands of kentuckians who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic hurt more than it helped... according to kentucky's state auditor.
Mike harmon testified before a state senate committee today on the findings from an audit of the state's unemployment insurance system.
Much of the information he presented was part of the findings his office released earlier this month on the state's unemployment system.
Harmon says... in an attempt to help the massive number of people in need of unemployment... the state unemployment office overrode many of the controls put in place in the application process.
He says that led to people getting unemployment checks that they may not have been eligible to receive... or others being overpaid or underpaid.
"auditor mike harmon: though really well intended actually created more problems than they resolved, certainly they faced tremendous challenges.
But you know it's been well over a year and eventually you just got to figure it out."
In the findings released earlier this month.... the auditor's office says more than 400,000 unread emails were found in an inbox at the unemployment office.
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