New York City Department of Correction

Oversight and Control of Sick Leave Usage

The New York City Department of Correction employs about 9,600 uniformed officers. We audited the Department’s oversight and control of officers’ sick leave usage. We found that the Department had established a number of procedures for preventing the abuse of sick leave by officers, and generally, these procedures were followed. However, improvements could be made in the monitoring of officers who are considered chronic users of sick leave, and records of sick leave usage could be more accurate.

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