Saturday, July 21, 2012

Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week of July 16 - 22, 2012


Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week of July 16 - 22, 2012
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

DiNapoli to Audit SUNY Downstate Medical Center

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that his office has commenced an independent financial review of the financially–troubled State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and its affiliates.

DiNapoli: Queens Special Education Contractor Overcharged State $1.5 Million

Bilingual SEIT & Preschool Inc., a Queens–based provider of special education services, inappropriately charged New York City’s Department of Education by nearly $1.5 million for salaries, vehicle leases and items such as cosmetics and children’s furniture, according to an audit released Thursday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The findings were referred to the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audit

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

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Friday announced his office completed the following audits: the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company; the Town of Homer; the City of Kingston Police Department; and, the Village of Sodus.

Comptroller DiNapoli Announces Upcoming Training for Local Officials

Two webinars providing critical training for local government officials will be held in August.

A webinar providing an Update on the Property Tax Cap and a Demonstration of Multiyear Financial Planning will be held on August 7th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will learn about common errors made during the 1st year of calculating the property tax levy limit and tips for avoiding those errors. They will also benefit from a demonstration of OSC’s multi–year financial planning tool. Local officials should register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/838061582.

An Information Technology Governance webinar will be held on August 15th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will gain an understanding of their responsibilities in managing government technology systems and how to properly protect electronic resources, data, and access to systems. Local officials should register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/213023830.

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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