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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Reports from the Office of the State Comptroller


Reports from the Office of the State Comptroller
For the week of June 11 - 17, 2012

Forensic Audit Reveals Metro–North Employees Were No Shows

Metro–North Railroad employees that were supposed to monitor train conditions and crew performance were not on the job when they were scheduled to work and performed poorly when they were, according to an audit released Friday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Auditors and investigators also found that a relative of a manager was hired at an inflated salary over other more qualified employees, a possible violation of the New York State Public Officers Law.

DiNapoli: State Agencies’ Late Approvals of Contracts with Not–For–Profits Rose to 80 Percent Last Year

State agencies were late more than 80 percent of the time in approving contracts subject to the Prompt Contracting Law with not–for–profit providers last year, according to a report released Thursday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This prompted interest payments that cost taxpayers nearly $200,000, the report found.

DiNapoli: Auditors Blocked $61.5 Million in Erroneous Workers’ Compensation Payment Requests

Auditors uncovered $61.5 million in erroneous workers’ compensation payment requests, according to a report released Thursday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The 2011 year–end report details errors caused by improper data entry or computation, among other reasons. After discussions with the Comptroller’s Office, the Workers’ Compensation Board made improvements which reduced the improper payment rate by 17 percent in November and December of 2011.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed an audit of the Hoosick Falls Central School District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed an audit of the City of Syracuse.

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