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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

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+.

February 1, 2014

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending February 1, 2014

Selected reports and information published by New York State's Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli during the week ending February 1, 2014
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DiNapoli: State Agency Overtime Hits Record $611 Million

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

the Village of Westbury.

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

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 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

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