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October 14, 2011

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

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

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Oversight of Vehicle Use (2010-S-25)
As of November 30, 2010, Parks had 160 pool passenger vehicles in various locations throughout the state. Budget Policy and Reporting Manual D-750 (D-750) requires state agencies to develop policies and procedures for managing state vehicles. It specifies that state vehicles should be used only for conducting state business, thereby restricting personal use by state employees. Auditors looked at whether vehicles were necessary and used for business purposes and determined that the vehicles were necessary. However, some risk exists that vehicles could be used for non-business purposes and vehicle use is not adequately monitored by parks management.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Affordable Housing Corporation, Homebuyer Selection and Approval (Follow-Up) (2011-F-13)
The Affordable Housing Corporation is a unit of New York State Homes and Community Renewal. The corporation administers the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program. In the program, persons of low or moderate income can receive a grant to help with the purchase of a home. In audit report 2008-S-100, auditors looked at a sample of 70 grants to determine whether corporation grants were awarded in accordance with program eligibility requirements. Auditors found that some homebuyers who received grants were not eligible for them. Auditors recommended certain actions be taken to improve oversight of the grant award process. When they followed up with officials, auditors found that made progress was made in correcting the problems identified in the initial report.


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