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Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

December 10, 2015

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

State Education Department (SED): United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, Inc. Compliance With the Reimbursable Cost Manual (2014-S-75)

For the year ended Dec. 31, 2013, auditors identified $6,634 in costs charged to special education programs that did not comply with SED’s requirements for reimbursement. Auditors also questioned the appropriateness of $1,544 in costs for consultant services that did not comply with bidding requirements.

New York City Department of Finance: Controls and Accountability of Court, Trust and Bail Funds (Follow-up) (2015-F-16)

An initial audit issued in April 2014, determined that NYC Department of Finance’s Court Assets Department could not accurately account for court, trust and bail funds. The department also could not demonstrate that it applied the full, correct amount of interest to the Court and Trust accounts. In a follow-up, auditors found Finance officials have made progress in correcting each of the problems identified in the earlier report.  Of the eight recommendations prior recommendations six were implemented and two were partially implemented.

United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York (UHC): Empire Plan Drug Rebate Revenue (2015-F-23)

An audit report, issued in September  2014, identified $694,227 in drug rebate and discount revenue that was not credited to the Department of Civil Service for the period Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2012. Auditors recommended that UHC remit to the department the $694,227 in rebate and discount revenue identified by the audit, and fully comply with contract provisions that require timely audit access to all documents and information deemed necessary. In a follow-up report, auditors found UHC officials made some progress in implementing the recommendations made in the initial audit report, including remitting $670,470 in additional drug rebate and discount revenue to the department.