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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

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 14, 2016

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 12, 2016

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending November 12, 2016 
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

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Municipal Audits

Town of Cincinnatus – Financial Operations

Clarence Fire District – Purchasing

Town of East Hampton – Budget Review

Town of Elmira – Audit Follow-Up

Town of Hancock – Transfer Station Operations

Hudson Housing Authority – Board Oversight

Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility – Energy Cost Savings

City of Lockport -- Budget Review

Saratoga Youth Recreation – Financial Activities

City of Troy – Budget Review

Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Company – Cash Disbursements

Depew Union Free School District – Financial Condition

Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Special Aid Fund

Norwood-Norfolk Central School District – Claims Auditing

Oceanside Union Free School District – Professional Services

Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Fixed Assets

Seaford Union Free School District – Extra-Classroom Activities

Sewanhaka Central High School District – Student Fees

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

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 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

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