New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following local government and school audits were issued.
District officials did not always procure goods and services according to policy requirements or maintain adequate supporting documentation for the purchases. Auditors reviewed 30 contracts totaling $1.2 million and determined that officials did not comply with policy requirements when procuring four purchase or public works contracts totaling $36,783. Officials also did not maintain contract pricing documentation for 13 contracts totaling $471,156 or safeguard the purchasing agent’s electronic signature.
SHP training was not provided to all employees and any elected officials. Of the 30 total individuals tested (23 selected employees and all seven elected officials), two employees and all seven elected officials did not complete the annual SHP training. Additionally, the city excluded seasonal employees and new hires starting in June or after from the training.
Although County officials provided employees and most elected officials annual SHP training, they did not maintain reliable records of who completed the training or ensure everyone who should have completed the training did so. Of the 315 total individuals tested, including 267 selected employees and all 48 elected officials, auditors could not reliably verify that 308 of the individuals tested completed the training.
SHP training was not provided to all employees and elected officials. Of the 20 total individuals tested (10 selected employees and all 10 elected officials), one employee and six elected officials did not complete the annual SHP training. Additionally, the town excluded 47 seasonal employees from the training.
SHP training was provided to employees and elected officials. Of the 20 total individuals tested (15 selected employees and all five elected officials), one employee of the police department and two elected trustees did not complete the annual training.