Industrial Exhibit Authority

Overtime Controls for Work During the New York State Fair

The Industrial Exhibit Authority works with the Department of Agriculture and Markets in presenting the annual New York State Fair. We examined the Authority’s controls over employee overtime during the State Fair and found that improvements are needed. Certain employees routinely work significant amounts of overtime during the Fair; however, their overtime is not approved beforehand and the reasons for their overtime are not documented. As a result, there is no assurance all the overtime is necessary or actually worked. We recommend this overtime be approved and the reasons for the overtime be documented.

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