Sunday, June 02, 2013

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
Issued during the week ending June 2, 2013 [Click on text highlighted in bold to access the full report] 


DiNapoli Calls For End To Discrimination At ExxonMobil

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Wednesday took his case to ExxonMobil shareholders for the fourth consecutive year as the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s resolution (page 69) calling on the company to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity heads to a vote.


DiNapoli: State Labor Department’s Failure to Collect Millions in Fees Masks Implications for Public Safety

The state Department of Labor’s failure to maintain records on building boilers and asbestos remediation projects needing inspection may jeopardize public health and safety, according to an audit released Friday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit also found that DOL failed to collect $3.8 million from building owners who had boilers inspected, asbestos abatement contractors and employers who failed to comply with workplace safety rules.


DiNapoli Reaches Agreement With Ralph Lauren to Report on Labor Practices, Environmental Impacts

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Monday announced an agreement with Ralph Lauren, a New York–based global apparel retailer, for the company to produce a report measuring and analyzing its labor practices, human rights and environmental impacts. As a result of the agreement, DiNapoli has withdrawn his shareholder resolution filed with the company.


DiNapoli Takes on Board Diversity at Urban Outfitters

Shareholders at Urban Outfitters Inc. vote Tuesday on a resolution requesting the company take steps to improve its poor record of accountability and diversity on its board of directors at the company’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, noted that the nomination of Margaret Hayne, the spouse of Urban Outfitters Chairman, CEO and founder Richard Hayne, and an employee of the company for more than 30 years, to the board of directors failed to meet the resolution’s request for an open and inclusive candidate selection process.


DiNapoli Encourages New Yorkers To Participate In New York’s 529 College Savings Program

May 29 is College Savings Day, and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is encouraging parents to enroll in New York’s 529 College Savings Program to help offset college costs. The program, available nationwide, is administered in New York State by DiNapoli in partnership with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. Comptroller DiNapoli oversees the investment function for the New York State 529 program.


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Thursday that his office completed audits of:





the Town of Wayne.

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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