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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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April 21, 2015, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits have been issued:

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Motor Vehicle Financial Security and Safety Responsibility Acts: Assessable Expenses for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014 (2015-S-7)
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, net assessable expenses for the acts total about $19.9 million. DMV has adequate procedures in place to ensure that it accurately identifies and reports its assessable expenses in all material respects.

Department of Transportation (DOT): Collection of Special Hauling and Divisible Load Overweight Permit Fees (2014-S-52)
Although DOT accurately charged and collected the correct fee for each transaction tested, auditors found significant and pervasive weaknesses in internal controls at the regional office level that decrease assurance that all permits are appropriately recorded and the correct fees are collected and deposited. These deficiencies include poor accountability for permits issued and fees collected, a lack of segregation of duties for permit transactions, and minimal oversight by both the central and regional offices. Several regional offices are also at increased risk because they have devised systems to informally hold supplies of pre-signed checks provided by select repeat customers.

Workers' Compensation Board: Assessment of Costs to Administer the Workers' Compensation Program for the Two Fiscal Years Ended March 31, 2013 (2014-S-43)
The board has adequate procedures in place to ensure that it accurately identifies and reports its assessable expenses in all material respects. The board made minor calculation errors in the fiscal year 2011-12 assessment, resulting in a net understatement of $144,592 in the total assessment of about $204 million. The errors were partially attributable to insufficient staff training. The board also lacks a formal review process to ensure the procedures for preparing the assessment are properly executed and monitored.

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