Office of General Services

Controls Over Overtime Costs (Follow-Up)

The Office of General Services (OGS) provides various support services to State agencies, public authorities, municipalities and other political subdivisions of New York State. In audit report 2007-S-125, we examined OGS's controls over its overtime costs, which totaled about $3.5 million a year. We found that OGS had adequate controls in place to provide reasonable assurance employees were being paid only for hours they actually worked and overtime was being assigned in accordance with the prevailing guidelines. However, we found that certain improvements could be made in the development of certain overtime budgets. When we followed up with officials, we found they have made some progress in correcting the problems we identified.

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