Department of Correctional Services

Green Haven Correctional Facility: Selected Payroll Practices

We identified significant weaknesses in the controls over employee time and attendance practices at Green Haven Correctional Facility. For example, correction officers at State correctional facilities are allowed to swap shifts with one another, as long as the swaps are approved at least 48 hours in advance and certain other prescribed procedures are followed. However, we found correction officers at Green Haven often did not follow these prescribed procedures when they swapped shifts, and as a result, officers could have been paid for shifts that were never worked. We also identified weaknesses in the Facility’s controls over undelivered paychecks, and found that the Facility did not always recover overpayments from its employees.

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