Saturday, December 07, 2013

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending December 7, 2013


Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending December 7, 2013
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State Comptroller co-sponsoring webinars for local officials

The Office of the State Comptroller devotes significant resources to assisting local officials. Whether you’re newly elected or a returning veteran, there are many exciting opportunities and interesting challenges that lie ahead. To help ease your transition, my office is co–sponsoring a webinar with the Association of Towns of the State of New York on December 12, 2013 as well as two New Town Officials Schools in the second and third week of January. For additional details and registration information, please visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/training/index.htmand www.nytowns.org.


Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Wednesday announced his office completed audits of





"Let State Comptroller Audit LDCs in New York" Op–Ed by State Comptroller DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has published an op–edin the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, "Let State Comptroller Audit LDCs in New York," which details the problems and reasons more oversight of Local Development Corporations by his auditors is necessary.


State Comptroller DiNapoli, A.G. Schneiderman & DOI Commissioner Gill Hearn Announce Arrest of Not–For–Profit Executive in Six–Year Theft Scheme

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York City Department of Investigation (NYC DOI) Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn Thursday, December 5, 2013 announced the arrest of a nonprofit executive accused of pocketing taxpayer dollars intended for public services and capital improvements in New York City. A multi–agency joint investigation, including NYC DOI and two federal agencies, exposed the theft of approximately $373,000 in public funds provided by New York State, the New York City Council, and federal earmark grants.


DiNapoli Leads Investor Group Urging Olympic Corporate Sponsors to Speak Out for Russian LGBT Rights

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on Thursday, December 5, 2013 that the $160.7 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, leading a coalition of investors with $327 billion of assets under management, has sent lettersto ten major corporate sponsors of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia urging the sponsors to use their influence to ensure the human rights of Russian citizens, as well as athletes and visitors to the Olympics.


DiNapoli to Audit Hate Crime Reporting in New York State

The Office of the State Comptroller is auditing the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ oversight and management of hate crime reporting across the state, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Friday, December 6, 2013.
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Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

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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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