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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 forward.ny.gov.

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+.

May 21, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 21, 2016



Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 21, 2016
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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority -  Paratransit service “Access-A-Ride” accident claims

State Education Department (Center for Disability Services) - Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual

State Education Department (Crossroads Center for Children) -  Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual

State Education Department (Helping Hands School) - Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual

Workers' Compensation Board – Examination of Workers’ Compensation daily payment requests by claimants and medical providers


Retailers agree to increased use of renewable energy

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that Fortune 500 retailers Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s request that they increase the use of renewable energy in their operations and supply chain.


State ends fiscal 2015-2016 with strong cash position due to “temporary resources”
 
The state collected $153.3 billion in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2015-16, an increase of 2.8 percent from a year earlier, and ended the SFY $1.9 billion higher than initial projections, largely because of legal settlements and personal income tax collections, according to a reportreleased by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


State contract and payments – April 2016
 
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 990 contracts valued at $750 million and approved nearly 3.9 million payments worth more than $10.4 billion in April. His office also rejected 116 contracts and related transactions valued at $330 million and nearly 6,000 payments valued at more than $10.7 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties.



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 https://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

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 http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html 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 http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html

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 http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html