Office of the State Comptroller

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

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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Audit Report of Pennsauken Public Schools

Read OSC's full audit report of the fiscal and operating practices of Pennsauken Public Schools. 

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2021 in Review: Holding New Jersey Government Accountable

Read our Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report and look back at how the Office of the State Comptroller worked to hold New Jersey government accountable at every level.

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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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WATCH: OSC's Webinar on Best Practices for Using Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act’s Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The webinar, held on October 7, discusses best practices for compliance, procurement, subrecipient monitoring, and internal controls.

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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 investigation finds Monmouth County Board of Commissioners disregarded public process to raise Board members’ salaries

Board also avoided public process to raise Sheriff’s salary, which increased $42,210 over the last five years

Office of the State Comptroller finds substantial improvements to tax incentive programs at the Economic Development Authority and recommends further steps to protect the State’s financial interests

Report rejects EDA’s position on using current data to determine tax incentive awards; EDA has agreed to change its position on that issue.

Audit of Berlin Township identifies improper use of public funds

Policies for hiring new employees, reimbursements, and sick leave payments that protect taxpayers were disregarded.

Office of the State Comptroller letter highlights absence of eligibility documentation for emergency rental assistance program administered by Department of Community Affairs

OSC review reveals missing documentation in majority of cases.

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When Internal Controls Fail

What would you do if your supervisor asked you to do something that went against your company’s policies? If he asked for your user name and password to sign into the accounting system? If she wanted you to approve a purchase order or payment without the proper authorizations and support?

2021 in Review: Holding New Jersey Government Accountable at All Levels

A look back at how the Office of the State Comptroller worked to hold New Jersey government accountable in fiscal year 2021.

Register Now: Medicaid Provider Zoom Training for Dental Providers

Useful Tools for a Compliant Medicaid Provider: A Presentation for Dental Providers

Three Public Transparency Resources to Help You Become a More Informed New Jersey Resident

Many public transparency resources are easily accessible online, free of charge.

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