Hawaii Monitor: University Officials Find It Hard to Break Habit of Secrecy

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What is it about transparency, sunshine, and accountability top officials of the University of Hawaii don’t understand?

Just about everything, it seems.

The latest demonstration of “watch what they do, not what they say” came a few days ago when the Star-Advertiser reported on inventory control issues flagged by an internal audit of the UH facilities management office.

The audit was presented to and discussed at some length by the Board of Regents in a May 25, 2012 committee meeting, but the university refused to make it public until last week, about eight months later, the Star-Advertiser reported. The final version of the audit was essentially unchanged from the earlier “draft,” the newspaper noted.

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