New York State Bridge Authority

Accuracy of Employee Retirement Reporting

The New York State Bridge Authority operates and maintains five toll bridges that cross the Hudson River. The Authority enrolls many of its employees in the New York State Employees’ Retirement System. We examined the Authority’s enrollment practices and found that they generally complied with State requirements. In addition, the Authority is required to report certain information to the Retirement System about the enrolled employees’ earnings and number of days worked. We examined these reporting practices and found that most of the information reported by the Authority was accurate. However, we identified a systematic reporting error that was caused by faulty computer programming. We recommended that the programming be corrected and adjustments made to correct the cumulative reporting errors.

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