Office of the State Comptroller

Government Waste and Mismanagement Hotline: 1-855-OSC-TIPS (672-8477)

Eighth Periodic Review on Law Enforcement Professional Standards

OSC’s latest review examined the New Jersey State Police Training Bureau, a unit that plays a critical role in NJSP’s efforts to maintain non-discriminatory practices.

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Report on unlawful sick leave payouts in New Jersey towns

Read OSC's report that found the vast majority of 60 surveyed towns allow hefty sick leave payouts that violate state law. 

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Examining One-Star Nursing Homes Funded by NJ Medicaid

15 nursing homes in New Jersey have been repeatedly rated one star — the lowest possible rating. Yet these facilities — which are overwhelmingly owned by for-profit companies — continue to receive an average of $100 million from Medicaid each year. OSC examined the one-star facilities where 2,000 New Jerseyans live and recommends ways to improve the care residents receive.

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Follow-up Review of the Economic Development Authority's Tax Incentive Programs

Read OSC's follow-up review that finds substantial improvements to tax incentive programs at the Economic Development Authority and recommends further steps to protect the State’s financial interests.

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Investigative Report on Improper Participation in the State's Pension System

Read OSC's investigative report on the Division of Pensions and Benefits' oversight of improper participation in the State's pension system.

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Investigative report on Newark awarding a $5.4 million no-bid contract

Read OSC's investigative report on how the City of Newark circumvented the competitive bidding process to award a $5.4 million no-bid contract to renovate a public ice rink. 

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Audit of Truetox Laboratories, LLC

OSC's audit finds that Truetox overcharged New Jersey's Medicaid program by more than $24 million. Truetox charged $3 per test when Medicaid was not paying, but charged Medicaid many times more – all for processing the same drug tests.

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Borough of Palisades Park Investigation

A new investigation from the Office of the State Comptroller report reveals Palisades Park gave sick leave payouts to employees for years, in violation of state law. OSC’s investigation uncovered widespread financial mismanagement, waste and abuse of taxpayer funds in the Borough.

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COVID-19 Oversight

State and Local Government Resources

OSC provides technical assistance, resources, and training to state and local government units who received federal COVID-19 funds.

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Public Transparency

OSC closely tracks federal COVID-19 recovery funds, reviews COVID-19 contracts, and oversees the independent monitors appointed to protect federal funds from fraud, waste, and abuse.

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In the News

OSC Finds Certain New Jersey State Police Training Practices Inconsistent With Requirements of Federal Consent Decree

OSC’s eighth review of the New Jersey State Police examined the Training Bureau’s practices and policies, including instructor selection and course instruction.

OSC Releases Updated List of Lowest Performing Nursing Homes

Following OSC’s recommendation, NJ Department of Human Services has begun withholding quality incentive payments to one-star facilities.

North Bergen School District Continues to Violate Law, Waste Public Funds, Risk Favoritism, OSC Report Finds

The district made “little progress” when it fully implemented only two of 15 recommendations from a 2019 OSC audit.

Government Records Council Taking 21 Months to Resolve Open Public Records Act Disputes

OSC’s review found the agency fails to meet its obligation to resolve disputes quickly, hindering transparency.

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After the Audit: The Corrective Action Plan

Did you ever wonder what happens after OSC releases an audit report? Does anyone follow up on whether our recommendations are being followed? The answer is YES!

A guide to buying employee health insurance for your municipality

A guide to buying health insurance for employees in your town or county

Register Now: Useful Tools for a Compliant Medicaid Provider

Useful Tools for a Compliant Medicaid Provider: A Presentation for Partial Care Providers

Keeping Tabs on NJ’s Public Colleges & Universities

Read about how OSC oversees NJ's public colleges and universities.

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Government Waste and Mismanagement Hotline: 1-855-OSC-TIPS (672-8477)