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Review of Hawaiian Homes Commission Programs

The following pages contain information on the Hawaiian Homes Commission Programs. The main text of the chapter was prepared by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior. ("Review of Hawaiian Homes Commission Programs," W-OS-OSS-12-82, September 1982.) The text is preceded by: first, a comment received by the Native Hawaiians Study Commission from the Federal/State Task Force on the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act; and, second, a transmittal memorandum from the Inspector General to the Secretary of the Interior. The text is followed by an appendix containing the comments of the Governor of Hawaii pertaining to the Inspector General's report. With the exception of the addition of the comment by the Federal/State Task Force (and placement of all tables at the end of the chapter), this chapter has not been changed from the way it appeared in the Draft Report of Findings of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission.

Federal/State Task Force Comment */

"This chapter is a report prepared by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Inspector General has independent audit and investigative authority and reports directly to the Secretary and the U.S. Congress. The Inspector General was asked to review selected aspects of the Hawaiian Homes Commission programs to be used as a basis for the Federal/State Task Force Study.

"The Federal/State Task Force was created on July 14, 1982 as a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Interior and the State of Hawaii. Its express purpose is 'to recommend to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and Governor of the State of Hawaii, ways to better effectuate the purposes of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) and to accelerate the distribution of HHCA assets to beneficiaries.' The Task Force has conducted a comprehensive review of the HHCA and the programs of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Its investigations, studies, and recommendations are being forwarded to the Governor of Hawaii and the Secretary of the Interior.

"The Inspector General's report, along with the reply from the Governor of the State of Hawaii is included in its entirety; only the page numbers have been changed [and the tables placed at the end of the chapter]. It should also be noted that since the Inspector General's report was issued various problem areas have been addressed in a separate effort by the Task Force and the Department. The report of the Federal/State Task Force identifies the work accomplished, underway, and planned to meet the requirements of the Inspector General's report."


*/ Amendments to the Draft Report of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission adopted by the Federal/ State Task Force on the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act on December 2, 1982.

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