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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Taxpayers' Guide to State and Local Audits

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Guilderland – Employee Compensation and Benefits (2015M-262)


Released: January 29, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the Town’s employee compensation and benefits transactions for the period January 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.

Background

The Town of Guilderland is located in Albany County and has a population of approximately 35,300. The District is governed by a five-member Town Board. Budgeted appropriations for 2014 totaled approximately $37.7 million.

Key Findings

  • The Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor did not ensure the accuracy of the hours worked by golf course employees.
  • The Town Supervisor did not adequately segregate payroll duties or establish sufficient compensating controls.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure that department heads properly review and approve their employees’ time records.
  • Segregate the duties over the payroll process.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236