From an audit conducted on the New York City Housing Authority, it was found the NYCHA is in partial compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations and its own procedures regarding criminal background and sex offense checks of tenants residing in public housing. However, there is a lack of maintenance of documents and evidence in certain cases, which increases the risk that persons who are ineligible are residing in public housing, so the NYCHA must ensure that all regulations are followed.
From an audit conducted on the Department of Records and Information Services, it was found that the Department's procurement, payroll, and personnel practices complied with key provisions of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, Comptroller's Directives, and City Leave and Personnel regulations. However, the Department must work on adequately monitoring the excessive annual leave balances of employees.
From an audit conducted on the Office of Payroll Administration, through Spherion Atlantic Enterprises, LLC, it was found that the OPA mismanaged its quality assurance agreement with Spherion, which limited Spherion's ability to oversee the development of CityTime. In addition, the OPA violated Procurement Policy Board rules and has been plagued by poor management decisions. It is suggested that they create a special Crisis Management Team to advise the board.
An audit report was filed on December 22, 2010 on the compliance of the Department Of Design And Construction with the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program. It was determined that the Department partially complied with key provisions of Local Law 129 and Article 6-129 of the Administrative Code. Despite this, the Department had not complied with the provisions of Local Law 129 pertaining to monitoring the agency's activities to ensure that the agency utilization plans are effectively carried out. Recommendations were made to rectify these issues.
Various audit reports were compiled of the Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program and filed on December 22, 2010. The audits of the Program found a common issue in the administration of the program: the lack of compliance with key provisions of Local Law 129 concerning agency monitoring of M/WBE participation goals of vendors to ensure that subcontractor utilization goals are achieved. Recommendations were made to rectify the lack of effective monitoring of the program at the agency and oversight level.
An audit report was filed on November 26, 2010 on the adherence of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to Executive Order 120 concerning limited english proficiency. It was determined that CCRB was generally compliant with EO 120 where it is mandated to ensure meaningful access of agency resources to limited english proficiency (LEP) persons. However, there are several areas where efforts can be enhanced to provide better services to LEP persons. Recommendations were made to rectify these issues.
The Department of Buildings promotes safe and lawful use of more than 975,000 buildings and enforces the rules for governing the construction and maintenance of buildings in the City. This audit is to ensure that the elevator, escalators, and related services are safe and reliable. The results show that the DOB does not have adequate controls to conduct safety inspections.
The NYC Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in the US. They provide affordable housing in a safe environment for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. This audit determines whether the NYCHA has adequate effots to inspect, maintain, and repair elevators. This audit finds that NYCHA has adequate efforts to carry out inspections but not for elevator maintenance and repairs.
In order to use certain hazardous materials, depending on the quantity and use, establishments that carry these materials may need permission to use by the NYC Fire Department. Such establishments include schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. The Lab Unit inspects these establishments to make sure there is no danger in the area. If there is a hazard, a Violation Order will be issued. The audit is to determine whether the FDNY had control over these inspections. The findings show that they do not have adequate control.
During Fiscal Year 2009, the total cost of drugs purchased by the Pharmacy Department at the North Central Bronx's Hospital was $2.1 million. At the end of that fiscal year, the inventory of drugs at NCB totalled to $309,806. This audit determines whether NCB has adequate controls over the inventory of noncontrolled drugs. The results show that NCB has adequate controls over the inventory, though there were weaknesses present.
Local Law 129 established the City Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program. This Law responded to the imbalance in contracting opportunities afforded to the minority- and women-owned business enterprise groups. The audit determines whether the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is following with the Law in monitoring the use of minority- and women-owned business enterprises. The audit finds that the HPD have not been following the Law.