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March 24, 2009

DiNapoli’s Office Completes Local Government Audit

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit of the City of Plattsburgh – Internal Controls Over Payroll.

“My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide the best possible service these taxpayer dollars can deliver.”

City of Plattsburgh – Internal Controls Over Payroll
The Common Council had not adopted written policies and procedures to describe employee responsibilities in processing payroll in a standardized manner. As a result, each of the city’s 15 departments developed inconsistent and non-uniform methods for maintaining and recording time and leave records. Auditors found that certain employee’s time records were missing and other time records did not contain required signatures and/or lacked supervisory approval. In addition, auditors found that by changing to a bi-weekly payroll period, the city could reduce payroll processing costs. Auditors estimate the total financial benefit of changing from weekly to bi-weekly payroll processing to be approximately $29,581.

Click on the above link to view the audit.

If you have any questions or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s Office regarding this audit, please call the Press Office at 518-474-4015, or send an email.



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