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2021 Audit on Unemployment Fraud

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Report Description: 
Our audit sought to determine if unemployment claims filed I the name of Ulster County employees were handled in accordance with current law and Ulster County policy. Our audit revealed that the Personnel Department properly identified fraudulent unemployment claims and challenged those claims. In addition, the Personnel Department staff appropriately notified the Sheriff’s Department and the Information Systems Department about the potential unemployment insurance fraud. However, it appears that some employees may not have been notified by the Personnel Department that they were the victims of identity theft. The Personnel Department has since changed the process for addressing unemployment claims.
Date Issued: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
United States
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