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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

City of White Plains – Claims Auditing (2016M-367)

Released: January 6, 2017 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the City’s claims auditing process for the period July 1, 2014 through June 9, 2016.


The City of White Plains is located in Westchester County and has approximately 58,000 residents. It is governed by a seven-member Common Council. The 2016-17 fiscal year budget totals approximately $184 million.

Key Finding

  • The Commissioner did not audit claims in accordance with charter requirements.

Key Recommendation

  • Ensure that claims are thoroughly audited before payment, as required by the City’s charter.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236