Saturday, August 27, 2016

Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016


Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:

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City University of New York - Administration of Fellowship Leaves

Borough of Manhattan Community College - Controls over bank accounts

New York StateInsurance Fund – Examination of outstanding premiums owed to the New York State Insurance Fund

Office of Information Technology Services - Effectiveness of the Information Technology Transformation

State Education Department - Oversight of School Fire Safety Compliance

State Education and Health Departments – Oversight of Student Immunization in Schools


$2.95 Million Settlement With Hospital Group For Improperly Delaying Repayment of Medicaid Funds

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, and Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York State Comptroller, announced a $2,950,000 settlement of a civil fraud lawsuit against Beth Israel Medical Center d/b/a Mount Sinai Beth Israel, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center d/b/a Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Continuum Health Partners, Inc. for willfully delaying repayment of over $ 800,000 in Medicaid overpayments. The settlement resolves claims under the federal False Claims Act and the New York State False Claims Act. The report is posted on the Internet at:


State Contract and Payment Actions for July 2016 

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office approved 1,462 contracts valued at $1.72 billion and approved more than 1.7 million payments worth nearly $6.3 billion in July. His office also rejected 167 contracts and related transactions valued at $370 million and 1,183 payments valued at more than $5.1 million due to fraud, waste or other improprieties. The report is posted on the Internet at:


Since taking office in 2007, DiNapoli has committed to fighting public corruption and encourages the public to help fight fraud and abuse.  Individuals can report allegations of fraud involving public funds by calling the toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-888-672-4555, by transmitting an e-mail to investigations@osc.state.ny.us, by filing a complaint online athttp://osc.state.ny.us/investigations/complaintform2.htm or by mailing a complaint to Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Investigations, 14th Floor, 110 State St., Albany, NY 12236.


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/

A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances 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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