NJ Watchdog Criticizes Newark Employee Payroll Practices

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 7:51 PM EST) -- A New Jersey government watchdog on Tuesday criticized the city of Newark for excessive nonsalary payments of $216,000 to Newark public employees and other payroll and timekeeping practices.

An audit by the Office of the State Comptroller uncovered several employee compensation issues, including the absence of timesheets or attendance information to support the regular paychecks of some employees, flawed controls over employee overtime, improper payments to three deceased employees and a lack of proper documentation for lump sum and compensatory time payments to certain police and...
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