Department of Correctional Services

Bayview Correctional Facility: Selected Payroll Practices

The Department of Correctional Services' Bayview Correctional Facility is a 331-bed medium security facility for women located in Manhattan. In our audit of time and attendance practices at the Facility, we found that Facility employees were often paid for military leave without submitting required documentation and that Facility time records were not complete or reliable. Further, Facility management had not counseled potential sick leave abusers, as required by a Department Directive, or followed progressive disciplinary steps for one employee who was late for work almost every day during our scope period. We recommend the Department strengthen controls over time and attendance by ensuring it obtains documentation for military leave, requiring that supervisors review time cards, docking the pay of employees who are absent without leave and following the appropriate steps for counseling and disciplining employees who may be time and attendance abusers.

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