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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli



Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
For the week of November 12 - 18, 2012 [Click on the caption to access the full report]

DiNapoli: Improvements Needed At Saratoga Housing Authority

Auditors found lax spending controls at the Saratoga Housing Authority, according to an audit released Friday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Schenectady’s Fiscal Condition Improving

The City of Schenectady faces an unstable financial future, but increased economic development and better long–term financial planning point to signs of progress, according to an audit issued Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

DiNapoli: Dunkirk Mishandled Federal HUD Grant Funding

The City of Dunkirk spent more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program on unauthorized or questionable activities, according to an audit issued Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The findings have been referred to HUD for further review.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli last Friday announced his office completed the following audits: 







Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and volunteers from the Comptroller’s Office, along with family and friends, will deliver a semi–trailer truckload of supplies to residents of Long Beach at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at the Long Beach Ice Arena as part of the Comptroller’s Office’s Hurricane Sandy relief campaign. The Comptroller and staff volunteers will unload the truck and assist the relief center with sorting and distribution of the household and cleaning supplies. The Comptroller’s Office continues to work with our partners in government to expedite the approval of all storm related contracts and expenditures.

Additional items:


Electronic books [e-books] focusing on New York State and Municipal Public Personnel Law:

The Discipline Book, - a concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State. A 1900+ page e-book. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - a 645 page e-book reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 600+ page guide to penalties imposed on public employees in New York State found guilty of selected acts of misconduct. For more information, click on http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com/

General Municipal Law§§ 207-a and 207-c - Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - a 1098 page e-book focusing on administering General Municipal Law Sections 207-a/207-c and providing benefits thereunder. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html

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