Office of the State Comptroller

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

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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Workers' Compensation Investigation

The Office of the State Comptroller’s Investigation finds that a policy implemented over the past 15 years in workers’ compensation cases harmed New Jersey’s underfunded pension funds and taxpayers by relieving insurers of their obligation to pay injured employees.

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COVID-19 Recovery Transparency

Learn more about how OSC reviews COVID-related public contracts and performs oversight over COVID-19 recovery funds to ensure that waste, fraud, and abuse of any kind does not disrupt New Jersey’s recovery. OSC also posts COVID contracts publicly and provides resources guidance to program participants.

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OSC Blog

Check out the Office of the State Comptroller’s new blog. You’ll learn about the latest fraud scams, how to spot government waste, fraud, and abuse, and some history behind the State Comptroller’s Office in New Jersey.

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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

Office of the State Comptroller launches new website

The Office of the State Comptroller unveiled its new website and logo. The new online platform includes a comprehensive, searchable database of OSC reports dating back to 2008, new resources, and a blog written by OSC employees.

Palisades Park gave sick leave payouts to employees for years, in violation of state law, Office of the State Comptroller investigation reveals

An OSC investigation revealed that the Borough of Palisades Park paid tens of thousands of dollars each year to employees who had unused sick leave. The investigation uncovered widespread financial mismanagement and the waste and abuse of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer funds.

Office of the State Comptroller Names Director of Investigations and Chief of Staff

OSC announced two key leadership hires: Ravi Ramanathan, an attorney experienced in federal investigations and probes of major financial institutions, will lead the Investigations Division, and Kaitlyn Woolford, who brings 16 years of experience working throughout state government, will serve as OSC’s Chief of Staff.

Office of State Comptroller Investigation Finds that Workers’Compensation Policy Encouraged Settlements that HarmedPension Funds and Gave Insurers Windfalls

An investigation released by OSC finds that the state’s policy on workers’ compensation cases encouraged settlements harmed the state’s pension funds and relieved insurers of their obligation to pay injured employees.

NJ Comptroller Blog

In the Wake of the Civil War, the First New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller Was Born

In this New Jersey State Comptroller History Column, learn how the first State Comptroller faced down the crisis of a generation: How to repay New Jersey's Civil War debt, and how to support the thousands of soldiers returning home from preserving the Union. 

The Most Common COVID-19 Scams – and How You Can Avoid Them

As COVID-19 has dominated headlines for nearly a year, it is no surprise that scammers have developed schemes to take advantage of the unprecedented health and economic emergencies the virus created. 

Government Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: How to Spot the Red Flags

Whether you work in government, or you’re a resident who cares about government efficiency and accountability, here are some red flags to look out for to help prevent and detect government waste, fraud, and abuse.

An Inside Look into a Medicaid Fraud Investigation

MFD’s work includes investigating healthcare providers and Medicaid recipients, and overseeing the investigative work performed by the state-contracted Managed Care Organizations.

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