Mahopac Central School District – Noninstructional Payroll (2020M-32)

Issued Date
October 09, 2020

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Audit Objective

Determine whether District officials implemented a system to ensure that noninstructional payroll was properly segregated, authorized and recorded and overtime was adequately documented and supported.

Key Findings

  • The transportation department’s payroll was not adequately approved, supported and documented.
  • Payments to the head bus driver were not always properly approved, calculated and documented.
  • The Union President received an additional hour of overtime pay daily that was not properly supported by documentation.

Key Recommendations

  • Direct supervisors should review and approve all time cards.
  • Ensure that employees punch in and out each time they start and end their work shifts.
  • The District could have potentially reduced overtime costs by $10,320 if it had used part-time bus monitors and drivers instead of bus mechanics.

District officials agreed with our recommendations and have initiated or indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.