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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 15, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 14, 2016


Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending May 14, 2016
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State Comptroller DiNapoli calls for reforms of certain State fiscal practices
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli called for changes to the state’s fiscal practices, including limiting discretionary lump sum spending, restricting "backdoor spending" by public authorities and imposing a constitutional limit on state debt, among other reforms, to bring increased transparency and accountability to state finances.


Construction delays in public housing
Problems with the administration of the public housing modernization program run by New York State Homes and Community Renewal have led to years-long delays in projects outside New York City, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Fast food companies agree to stronger conduct assessments of human rights risks related to labor standards in their operations and supply chains
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that Fortune 500 fast food companies Wendy’s and YUM! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, have agreed to conduct assessments of human rights risks related to labor standards in their operations and supply chains. The companies also agreed to publish these risk assessments on their websites later this year.


Municipal Audits released
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the following municipalities:

Town of East Greenbush, Justice Court Operations

Town of Elizabethtown, Supervisor’s Records and Reports

Lockport Housing Authority, Executive Director’s Compensation

City of Long Beach, Review of the City’s budget

Putnam County, Misappropriation of Cash Receipts

Village of South Glens Falls, Financial condition and budgeting practices


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