Saturday, February 20, 2016

Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending February 20, 2016


Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending February 20, 2016
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Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance failed to adequately monitor shelters
A state agency’s failure to adequately monitor and inspect homeless shelters allowed violations and squalid living conditions to go unchecked, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit found fire and safety hazards, rodent and vermin infestations, and mold conditions at shelters under the oversight of the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). DiNapoli commended the agency for agreeing to strengthen its inspections and monitoring of shelters. DiNapoli’s audit covered the period from April 1, 2013 to Aug. 5, 2015.


City of Troy Audit  - Financial Condition
The City of Troy’s financial condition deteriorated because of poor budgeting, the overuse of rainy day funds to finance day-to-day operations and insufficient funding for capital costs, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli applauded the city’s new mayor for agreeing to take immediate steps to remedy the multitude of problems identified in the audit.


Municipal Audits issued

Albany Public Library – Leave accruals

Cambria Housing Authority – Financial Management

Oneida County Department of Social Services – Contract Management and Payments



School Audits issued

Arlington Central School District – Cooperative Services Computer Inventory


Mineola Union Free School District – Competitive Quotations

Penn Yan Central School District – Separation Payments

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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