Office of the Ulster County Comptroller

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Ulster County Comptroller
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, New York 12402
For all other Comptroller office inquiries, contact us at: CountyComptroller@co.ulster.ny.us

News

Press Release Re: 2022 Audit of the Ulster County Service Center

Kingston, NY (November 23, 2022) – The Ulster County Comptroller has released a program audit of the Ulster County Service Center. The Center, formerly known as the Constituent Services Navigator, was introduced in the 2022 Ulster County budget utilizing $310,325 funds from the American Rescue Plan to fund the new division’s expenses. The program grew out of a call center originally established during the pandemic to answer the influx of calls from constituents regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Release Re: Historical Sales Tax Snapshot

Kingston, NY (October 12, 2022) – The Ulster County Comptroller has released a snapshot report on Ulster County historic sales tax revenues. The County has had average annual sales tax revenue growth of 3.55% during the 15-year period of 2006 through 2021. The County experienced an extraordinary 21.65% increase in sales tax revenues during the pandemic between 2020 and 2021. The 2023 Executive Budget projects sales tax revenue of $167 million based on expected sales tax returns of $167 million in 2022...

Recent Reports

2022 Audit of the Ulster County Service Center

The objectives of this audit are to: Confirm if the Constituent Navigator Service, also known as the Ulster County Service Center, has met the original mission and objective as provided to the Legislature during the 2022 budget (Appendix A) which were to: - Provide Ulster County residents with an optimized connection to the services of the County; - Provide multiple paths for constituents to reach county government services; - Allow County managers the ability to track the type and frequency of services requested; - Be a single system of record

2021 Audit on Unemployment Fraud

Beginning in the spring of 2020, Ulster County began receiving an influx of unemployment insurances claims as compared to periods past. Additionally, many of the claims were clearly fraudulent, as they were for employees actively employed by the County. The Comptroller’s Office received several complaints from employees who claimed they were not notified by the Personnel Department of the fraudulent claims filed in their names in a timely way.