Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Hudson Valley DDSO: Financial Management Practices

State-funded services to individuals with developmental disabilities (consumers) in Sullivan, Orange, Rockland and Westchester Counties are delivered or overseen by OMRDD’s Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO). We examined the DDSO’s internal controls over selected financial management practices and found that improvements were needed. For example, in a number of instances, employees were paid for overtime even though the overtime hours worked by the employees were not adequately documented. We also determined that the need for overtime often was not documented. We further determined that competitive bidding requirements often were not followed, and at four of the five group homes we visited, consumers’ cash accounts were not adequately maintained.

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