Department of Correctional Services

Shawangunk Correctional Facility: Selected Payroll Practices

We examined selected payroll practices at Shawangunk Correctional Facility and found that improvements were needed in the controls over military leave. For example, employees taking military leave were not required to submit the appropriate documentation indicating that their leave was authorized. We identified several instances in which two employees falsified records to indicate they were on military leave, when they were not. We recommended that the Facility strengthen its controls over military leave and certain other payroll practices.

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