Department of State

Vendor Payment Practices

The Department of State licenses certain activities, administers building and commercial codes, and provides other regulatory and administrative services. Under the Prompt Payment Law, vendors may receive interest on their payments from New York State when the payments are not timely. We examined the untimely vendor payments made by the Department of State over a 19-month period to determine whether the delays were avoidable. We found that the delays were avoidable, and recommended actions that could be taken by the Department to avoid such delays in the future.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-124 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.