New York City Police Department

Follow-Up Review on Opportunities to Improve the Absence Control Program

We reviewed the actions taken by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to implement the recommendations contained in our prior audit report, A-15-93, which had concluded that NYPD's Absence Control Program appeared to be operating effectively but opportunities existed to better achieve the objective of the program. We had recommended that: contact be made with all officers on sick leave; NYPD eliminate discrepancies between the Absence and Tardiness Records collected at local commands and the information collected through the central sick leave data base; bill-processing employees receive better training in Worker's Compensation medical treatment rules and regulations; and NYPD use a computerized system to process claims, thereby reducing the possibility for error. From this follow-up review we concluded that NYPD has implemented the four recommendations. A-13-96