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Last chance to dig out of hole


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) was warned more than a decade ago that mismanagement had created a risk in losing federal grants, but little has been done in all that time to correct the problems. Failure to take firm steps before and after Pua Aiu was named administrator of the division five years ago has increased the risk, and her resignation this week was necessary.</p>
<p>William Aila, director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, which includes the preservation division, on Tuesday announced Aiu's resignation. In a critical report last week, the National Park Service found that Aiu &quot;has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of understanding&quot; of the office's budget, basic hiring procedures and staff time and attendance.</p>
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Hawaii's State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) was warned more than a decade ago that mismanagement had created a risk in losing federal grants, but little has been done in all that time to correct the problems. Failure to take firm steps before and after Pua Aiu was named administrator of the division five years ago has increased the risk, and her resignation this week was necessary.

William Aila, director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, which includes the preservation division, on Tuesday announced Aiu's resignation. In a critical report last week, the National Park Service found that Aiu "has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of understanding" of the office's budget, basic hiring procedures and staff time and attendance. Login for more...



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