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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+.

November 26, 2016

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 26, 2016


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 26, 2016 
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

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Pre-school education providers claimed over one million dollars of unallowed expenses
Aim High Children’s Services and the Hebrew Institute for the Deaf and Exceptional Children, two Brooklyn preschool special education providers, claimed nearly $1.4 million in taxpayer reimbursements for ineligible costs, according to audits released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Hiring and Budgeting problems at the
Brentwood Union Free School District
A pattern of poor budgeting led the Brentwood Union Free School District to accumulate excessive fund balance as well as reserve funds that surpassed board-approved amounts and have gone unused, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Former TownClerk padded her pay with town funds
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the arrest of Jordan Green after an investigation and audit found that she paid herself thousands of dollars in unauthorized payroll payments. Green also had the town pay back her loans from the state’s retirement system while employed as the clerk to the supervisor for the Town of Minerva. The arrest is the result of DiNapoli's partnership with the New York State Police and Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague. Details are posted on the Internet at:


School DistrictAudits

Bellmore-MerrickCentral High School District – Financial Condition

GouverneurCentral School District – Financial Management

IrvingtonUnion Free School District – Information Technology

NewarkCentral School District – Financial Condition and Claims Processing

Port Jervis City School District – Financial Condition


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