Overtime earnings at state agencies rose to a record $611 million in 2013, a nearly 16 percent increase compared to 2012, according to a reportreleased on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overtime increased in 2013 for the third straight year.
DiNapoli: Metro North and LIRR Lax in Monitoring Overtime Paid For with Federal Stimulus Funds
Separate audits of Metro–North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road found they failed to properly manage overtime paid by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, allowing abuses such as allowing some conductors to charge overtime for tasks such as washing up for work, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on Monday, January 27, 2014.
DiNapoli: Ag & Markets Allowing Businesses to Serve Food Without Proper Inspections
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is not keeping up with the demands of its inspection schedule, allowing thousands of food manufacturers, supermarkets, bakeries and other food–related businesses to operate without updated inspections, according to an auditreleased on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The backlog has allowed hundreds of new establishments to start serving the public without the required initial inspection.
DiNapoli: The State May Have Your Money
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Monday, January 27, 2014 urged New Yorkers to see if any of the $12.5 billion in lost and forgotten money currently being held by his office could be theirs. More than 30 million accounts are unclaimed in New York, some dating back to the 1940s. An interactive mapcreated by DiNapoli’s office shows the number of outstanding accounts and monetary values by county.
DiNapoli Announces New Technology Investment Through Contour Venture Partners
Bounce Exchange, a New York City–based technology company specializing in boosting sales through tracking website visitor activity, received venture funding through Contour Venture Partners, an investment partner of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on Friday, January 31, 2014. The investment was made through the Fund’s In–State Private Equity Program which makes investments in New York State–based companies.
DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Wednesday announced his office completed audits of