New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits and examinations have been issued:
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Awarding and Oversight of Statewide Interoperable Communications Grants (SICG) (2016-S-90)
The division awarded SICG funding to qualified recipients in accordance with its requirements. The division assessed and re-evaluated its eligibility criteria after each round of awards was issued to ensure that the SICG program would achieve its intended goal of statewide interoperability. While the division is generally meeting its obligations for ensuring that grant funds are appropriately allocated, auditors did identify certain process deficiencies in the areas of monitoring and documentation.
The Port Authority follows an Administrative Instruction (AI) that governs the disposition of real property, but the AI is obsolete, having been last updated in October 1990. Auditors also found the AI does not reflect the Port Authority's current policies for administering property disposals. Auditors interviewed Port Authority officials about the AI and found that officials from the real estate, port commerce, and law departments were unfamiliar with it.
State Education Department (SED): East River Child Development Center, Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual (2016-S-3)
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, auditors identified $350,246 in ineligible costs the center reported to SED for reimbursement and recommend such costs be disallowed. These ineligible costs included $340,064 in personal service costs and $10,182 in other than personal service costs.
While SED has taken steps to secure its critical information systems and associated data, there is a risk that unauthorized persons could access these systems. This is largely because SED has not taken measures such as completing a full data classification process or adopting adequate information security policies and procedures. SED could also improve certain technical controls over its critical systems.
State Education Department: Therapy and Learning Center Inc., Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual (2016-S-44)
For the three fiscal years ended June 30, 2014, auditors identified $276,453 in reported costs that did not comply with SED requirements and recommend such costs be disallowed. These ineligible costs included $143,974 in personal service costs and $132,479 in other than personal service costs.
State Education Department: Hagedorn Little Village School, Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual (2017-S-4)
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, the personal service costs the school reported for reimbursement that auditors tested were in compliance with SED's requirements. However, auditors identified $10,040 in other than personal service costs the school reported that did not comply with SED's requirements for reimbursement.
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