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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Horicon – Leave Accruals (2016M-421)

Released: March 10, 2017 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to evaluate the accuracy of employees’ leave accrual records for the period January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.


The Town of Horicon is located in Warren County and has a population of approximately 1,390. The Town is governed by an elected five-member Town Board. Budgeted appropriations for 2016 totaled approximately $3.5 million.

Key Findings

  • Town officials did not perform periodic reviews to ensure the accuracy of leave accrual balances.
  • We found errors in the leave accrual records for six employees.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure that Town personnel properly calculate and deduct leave time used from employee leave accrual balances.
  • Ensure that errors in the leave accrual records are corrected.

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