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DiNapoli: Office of Children and Family Services Can Improve Efforts to Investigate Child Fatalities

An audit released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found the state’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), which oversees the locally administered child welfare system that investigates reports of alleged child abuse or child fatalities, can take additional steps to protect children from harm.

DiNapoli: 14 School Districts Designated in Fiscal Stress

Fourteen school districts statewide were designated in some level of fiscal stress under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System for the school year (SY) ending on June 30, 2022, down from 23 districts in fiscal stress the prior year. This is the lowest incidence of fiscal stress recorded for schools since the system’s inception (2012-13 school year).

State Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on New York City Mayor's 2023 State of the City Address

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released the following statement on New York City Mayor Eric Adams' State of the City address:

“The State of the City address delivered by Mayor Eric Adams put forth his vision for a city that keeps New Yorkers safe and prioritizes the economy, affordable housing and essential services. I commend the mayor's bold plan of action for a city that supports working families.

DiNapoli, McGill Announce Arrest of Man Who Allegedly Stole Deceased Mother's Retirement Payments

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Special Agent-in-Charge Michael McGill of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General, Philadelphia Field Division, today announced the arrest of Charles Alton Bump Jr. for allegedly stealing $53,320 in payments from the New York State Common Retirement Fund and SSA that were sent to his deceased mother, Elizabeth Dorothy Case. Bump concealed his mother’s death and continued collecting her retirement and SSA payments. He allegedly stole $28,679 from the state pension fund and $24,641 from the SSA.