Wednesday, July 5, 2017




State comptroller reviews Town of Orangetown overtime

ORANGETOWN – Town of Orangetown officials need to keep a closer eye on their overtime expenses, according to a just-released audit by the state comptroller’s office.  The study looked at the period from January 1, 2015 through July 19, 2016.

Key findings included that the town board and town officials did not develop overtime budgets based on known needs and historical trends. The state also found officials did not adequately monitor adopted budgets and allowed them to be over-expended each year.

The audit of work schedules, time sheets and payroll summaries for two payroll periods disclosed discrepancies between the three records in 24 or 50 instances tested.

Key recommendations from the state included adopting realistic overtime budgets based on historical or other known trends; monitoring or controlling the overtime budgets throughout the year and making timely budget transfers; and ensuring that the identified payroll errors are corrected.


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