State audit critical of RCSD’s payroll procedures

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An audit is critical of payroll procedures in the Rochester City School District.

According to the State Comptroller’s Office’s audit, there were errors in 97 percent of payments that were examined from July 2014 to October 2016, totaling more than $356,000.

Those errors include incorrect salary payments, retroactive payments, and in some cases underpayments.

Auditors also say the district did not consistently comply with competitive bidding requirements for purchases.

The superintendent released a statement saying the district agreed with some of the comptroller’s recommendations, but says the report is not representative of the entire system.

The statement goes on to say: “Our position is that our recurring biweekly payroll, which represents the majority of of the dollars expended for payroll, is materially correct.”

The school district’s full response is included in the complete audit, available here.

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