Jamesport Fire District - Length of Service Award Program (2019M-05)

Issued Date
April 19, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine if District officials properly administer the length of service award program (LOSAP).

Key Findings

  • The District’s LOSAP policy is not consistent with New York State General Municipal Law (GML) as the policy does not award points for certain activities in accordance with GML.
  • The 2016 and 2017 LOSAP records for 27 members did not sufficiently support 322 points awarded.
  • Four members may not have earned the required 50 points to be credited for a year of service.

Key Recommendations

  • Revise the LOSAP policy to be consistent with GML.
  • Award points based on proper support.

District officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they are initiating corrective action.