Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ulster comptroller starts certifying county payroll

KINGSTON – Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has begun to certify the county’s more than $3 million payroll.

For the first time, county taxpayers have an independent review of payroll before it is paid, something he started last week, the comptroller said.

Auerbach said his office has the responsibility to certify the payroll for county employees.

“This is just an extra measure to insure that taxpayers’ money is being well spent and we are charged by the charter and the administrative code to in fact certify payroll, which has not been in place up until the new charter form of government in January,” he said.

Sometime in the future, Auerbach would like to expand his certification process to require county workers to personally appear and sign for their paychecks once or twice a year.


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