Department of Correctional Services

Queensboro Correctional Facility: Selected Payroll Practices

We examined payments made by Queensboro Correctional Facility for overtime and military leave. Many of the overtime payments in our sample were not supported by employee attendance records, and supervisory approval was not documented for many of the overtime hours claimed by the employees. The controls over adjustments to overtime payments also needed strengthening. Improvements were also needed in the Facility's controls over payments for military leave, as many of the payments in our sample were not supported by documentation indicating that the leave was authorized and the employees actually attended the military functions. In addition, some employees were paid for more days of leave than is annually permitted. We recommend a number of improvements in Facility controls.

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