Saturday, April 02, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending April 2, 2016


Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending April 2, 2016
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Fairport Industrial Development Agency- Unauthorized Practices for Economic Development Agencies
Officials with the Village of Fairport Industrial Development Agency made a series of financial and accounting transactions outside their legal authority, including granting $1 million worth of inappropriate gifts and commercial loans, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. An audit of the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency was also released citing similar issues.


Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority – Improvements Recommended
Almost 20 percent of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s assets are not in a state of good repair and it is unclear how the authority prioritizes capital improvements, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


State Departments and Authorities

Department of Health- Early Assessment of the Encounter Intake System
Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are contractually required to submit encounter transactions to inform DOH about each medical service provided to their enrolled recipients. Auditors found most Medicaid MCOs (42 of 52) were not ready to submit Medicaid encounter data to the new Encounter Intake System (EIS) by the Sept. 2015 implementation date. In response to the audit, DOH officials provided additional guidance to these plans and subsequently reported that the number of Medicaid MCOs ready to submit encounter transactions to the EIS improved from 10 to 43 by Nov. 20, 2015.

Department of Health– Oversight of the Early Intervention Program’s State Fiscal Agent
DOH generally provides effective oversight of the SFA that helps ensure early intervention (EI) claims are paid in a timely manner and the SFA fulfills contract deliverables related to customer service and data and reporting. Program claims are paid more quickly now than at the onset of the SFA, and DOH is working to resolve older unpaid claims.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance – Wage Subsidy and Transitional Employment Programs
OTDA provided adequate support and guidance to contractors to assist them in reporting Wage Subsidy Program and Transitional Employment program performance outcomes and preparing vouchers for wage subsidies and achieving milestones. However, OTDA’s system for tracking and monitoring milestones and goal attainment is outdated.

Department of Health- Eye Care Provider and Family Inappropriately Enroll as Recipients and Overcharge for Vision Services

Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Forensic Audit of Select Payroll and Overtime Practices and Related Transactions

Department of Motor Vehicles - Internal Control System Components

Public Service Commission - Pipeline Safety Oversight

State Education Department - Compliance With the Reimbursable Cost Manual

Department of Transportation - Performance Based Bus Safety Program


Municipal Audits

Town of Ashford - Water District

Town of Busti - Taxpayer Equity

Genesee County - Purchasing

Nanticoke Volunteer Fire Department - Misappropriation of Funds

Oswego County - Transfer Station Cash Receipts


School Audits

Alexandria Central School District - Financial Condition

Lyons Central School District - Multiyear Planning

Pearl River Union Free School District - Competitive Procurement

Valhalla Union Free School District - Financial Condition

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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