Office of the State Comptroller

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

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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Guidance to Local Entities Using Federal COVID-19 Recovery Funds

OSC's guidance includes best practices and an internal controls checklist for municipalities and counties to use.

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Seventh Review of the New Jersey State Police

Read OSC's seventh review of the NJSP which examined their Office of Professional Standards, the office that oversees Trooper misconduct complaints.

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Report on the Borough of Keansburg

Read the Office of the State Comptroller's audit report on the Borough of Keansburg's fiscal and operating procedures, released May 5, 2021.

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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

COVID-19 Recovery Contracts

OSC is closely tracking federal COVID-19 relief money and posting approved state contracts for the public to view.
Take a look.

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Integrity Monitor Reports

Each recipient of federal COVID-19 relief funds is required to appoint an Integrity Monitor whose job it is to prevent waste, fraud and abuse of any kind.

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In the News

OSC audit results in additional aid for Hopatcong school district and changes to procedures that will prevent fraud

$300,000 in additional aid was secured after the District fixed its application for special education funding for fiscal year 2021

Office of the State Comptroller issues public letter on Egg Harbor City’s proposed sale of its municipal water and wastewater system

Egg Harbor City is the first municipality to sell its water systems under the Water Infrastructure Protection Act, which requires hiring an independent financial advisor.

State Comptroller audit finds that Heart to Heart, a New Jersey home care provider, improperly billed and was overpaid nearly $2.4 million by Medicaid

Provider billed New Jersey Medicaid for unsubstantiated services, failed to verify an aide’s professional certification, and did not satisfy a Medicaid quality of care requirement.

City of Newark circumvented competitive bidding process, awarded $5.4 million no-bid contract to renovate public ice rink, State Comptroller investigation finds

Newark officials misapplied state law and risked wasting taxpayer funds by awarding the no-bid contract, report finds.

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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.

Looking at New Jersey’s Recovery from COVID-19 through Public Contracts

One year ago, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 166 which directed OSC to review all COVID-19 contracts above $150,000.

A Day in the Life of an OSC Investigator

Learn about how an OSC investigator gathers the facts to determine whether fraud, waste or abuse has occurred. 

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