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State of New York vs. COVID-19 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo periodically updates New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reports of the number of new cases, the percentage of tests that were positive and many other relevant data points concerning COVID-19 are available at forward.ny.gov.

N.B. §22 of the New York State's General Construction Law, in pertinent part, provides that “Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule or regulation, unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to both male or female persons.” NYPPL applies this protocol to individuals referred to in a decision self-identifying as LGBTQA+.

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.

Public Personnel Law E-books

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State set out in a 700 page e-book. For more information click on https://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 442-page e-book focusing on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. Now available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition and as an e-book. Click on http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html for more information.

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

Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on disability benefits available to public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html