Office of Children and Family Services

Goshen Residential Center: Shift Exchange Practices (Follow-Up Report)

Goshen Residential Center is one of more than 40 residential facilities operated by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The facilities house and treat youths placed in the care of OCFS by family and criminal courts. Many of the employees at Goshen are allowed by law to temporarily alter their work schedules by agreeing to work each otherís shift. In our initial audit report 2002-S-17, we examined Goshenís controls over this practice and found that the shift exchanges often were not recorded on employee time sheets, were not always approved as required, and were not always performed as approved. We recommended that shift exchanges be monitored more closely by supervisors and managers, and when we followed up on these matters, we found that our audit recommendations had been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2004-F-40 click here.