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Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Stands with Labor and Announces New Living Wage Hotline

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Comptroller Jack Schnirman Speaks at Governing Magazine Summit on Financial Leadership

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Nassau Comptroller Schnirman Speaks On Eve of the 45th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

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Comptroller Schnirman and County Executive Curran Announce Plan to Examine Utility Bills

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Latest Press Releases

December 6
Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Appoints Former KPMG Managing Partner as new Deputy Comptroller

MINEOLA, NY
– Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he will be appointing Anthony Dalessio, CPA, as the new Deputy Comptroller in charge of Accounting in 2019.

November 15
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Recognizes Work of Veterans Service Agency Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Report on Issues Impacting Veterans

Mineola, NY – After working with County Executive Laura Curran and the County’s Veterans Service Agency, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a data-analysis and report that details the top-line issues impacting the more than 50,000 veterans of the United States Armed Services currently residing in Nassau County.

October 18
Audit Identifies Unresolved Issues with County Take Home Vehicle Policies
Nearly all the problems identified in a 2015 investigation persisted until new administration began corrective action

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today released a follow-up audit of the County’s take-home vehicle policies, finding that nearly all the problems from a previous audit in 2015 remained unresolved until the new administration took corrective action. 

October 4
Comptroller’s Audit Finds More Than $6 Million in PILOT Payments Lost

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today announced an audit that uncovered more than $6 million in lost revenues owed to Nassau County because of expired or terminated Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement properties that weren’t restored back to the tax roll.

September 24
Comptroller’s Audit Finds Nassau County Undercharged Certain Developers for Sewer Hookup Fees

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller today released an audit showing that between 2013 and 2017, the County undercharged certain out-of-district developers $2.6 million for sewer hookup fees by switching its assessment methods without legislative oversight approving the change.

August 2
MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today unveiled a dedicated, multilingual living wage hotline that will expand access for those wishing to report county vendors underpaying their employees.  

July 25
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Launch of MWBE Steering Committee
MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office has officially launched its Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Steering Committee, tasked with reviewing County contractors’ compliance with MWBE requirements and supporting the enforcement of current MWBE requirements and regulations.

July 23
Curran and Schnirman Call on State Legislature to Level Playing Field for Local Businesses
MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today called for a renewed effort by state officials to implement rules that would protect local businesses from out-of-state online vendors who have been able to dodge paying local sales tax.

July 2
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Delivers Nassau County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to Legislature and County Executive
MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today delivered the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the Office of the County Executive and Legislature, which details the extent of the County's financial crisis.

June 26
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Members of Revitalized Independent Audit Advisory Committee
MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced the five members of the County's newly revitalized Independent Audit Advisory Committee, a group that will provide much-needed oversight of the County's finances and its annual external audit.

June 7

County Officials and Non-Profit Organization Leaders Meet at Roundtable Event to Strengthen Partnerships


Garden City, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and representatives from the County Executive’s Office met with leaders from Nassau County’s non-profit community on June 5 for a roundtable discussion. 


May 17

Comptroller’s Non-Profit Steering Committee Holds First Meeting


MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman yesterday kicked off the first meeting of the Comptroller’s Office new Non-Profit Steering Committee, leading a discussion on how the county can improve how it does business with the non-profit organizations that deliver vital services to the community.



April 27
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Winners of Sixth Annual High School Entrepreneurial Challenge

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller hosted its sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (Challenge) on April 25 at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building with a new theme focusing on Civic Innovation.


April 10
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Marks 100 Days in Office: Announces Launch of County-Wide Nepotism Audit

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today marked his 100th day in office by announcing the launch of his county-wide nepotism audit aimed at investigating how a culture of concealment and corruption led to nepotism and patronage in hiring and staff management practices.


April 4
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller to Begin Accepting Applications to Serve on MWBE Steering Committee

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office would begin accepting applications from Nassau County residents who are interested in serving on the County’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Steering Committee.

March 8
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Revitalization of Independent Audit Advisory Committee

MINEOLA, NY –
 Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he will be reconvening the county’s Independent Audit Advisory Committee and accepting applications for new members so the group can begin its review of the county’s finances


February 22
MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will host its sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge on April 25th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building.

February 21
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Audit of Nassau County Assessment Review Commission

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced his office will be conducting an audit of the county’s Assessment Review Commission (ARC), which is the agency responsible for reviewing and making determinations on property tax grievances filed by residential and commercial property owners.

February 13
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces Audit of Nassau County IDA

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today announced he has initiated an audit of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to determine if its efforts are providing a positive return for taxpayers.

February 6
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Hosts Black History Month Community Empowerment Event

MINEOLA, NY – The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will host a Black History Month Community Empowerment Event on Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church of Hempstead.

February 5
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Provides Tips to Prevent Tax-Return Fraud

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today urged residents to remember to secure their W-2 forms and file their tax returns as soon as possible to help prevent instances of tax-related identity theft and tax-return fraud.

February 1
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen Announce Audit of Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

WANTAGH, NY – Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen today announced the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller will be restarting an audit of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

January 25
Comptroller Jack Schnirman Releases Fact Sheet to Inform Monday’s Meeting of the County Legislature

MINEOLA, NY  Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a fact sheet on the state of the county’s finances ahead of the Nassau County Legislature’s January 29 meeting, where a decision on how to pay a $45 million legal settlement will be made.

GARDEN CITY, NY Jack Schnirman today was sworn-in as Nassau County Comptroller during a public ceremonial inauguration at Nassau Community College. In making his first public remarks since taking office, he pledged to bring accountability, transparency, responsibility, and honest government to the people of Nassau County.


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Latest News Clips


From the desk of Jack Schnirman: The realities of food insecurity
The Island Now
In recognition of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we must recommit ourselves to the mission of eradicating hunger on Long Island.


Report outlines challenges for Nassau County veterans, targets 5 areas
Newsday
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, in a report identifying challenges to the county’s more than 50,000 veterans, said data-driven decisions are key to effective policy solutions.


Audit: Nassau County's oversight of 'take-home' vehicles still lax
Newsday
Nassau County has failed to monitor its “take-home” vehicle fleet, ensure drivers are properly licensed, and retrieve vehicles from departing workers in a timely manner, the county comptroller said Thursday.


Audit finds no oversight for Nassau’s ‘take-home’ vehicles
News 12 Long Island
MINEOLA -Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman says oversight is needed for the hundreds of county employees who use free cars on and off the job.

Abuses of Nassau’s take-home vehicles continued: audit
The Island Now
Problems surrounding Nassau County’s take-home vehicle policy that were identified in 2015 did not get fixed, according to a new audit from the county comptroller’s office.

County lost $6M in PILOT payments: Comptroller
The Island Now

An audit released last week by the Nassau County comptroller’s office showed that the county lost more than $6 million in PILOT payments due to expired or terminated agreements on properties that were not added back to the tax roll.

Nassau County Comptroller Audit Finds $6 Million In Lost Funds
Long Island Weekly
An audit by the Nassau County Comptroller uncovered more than $6 million in lost revenues owed to Nassau County because of expired or terminated Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement properties that weren’t restored back to the tax roll.

Nassau comptroller: Sewer fee change will cost county $2.56M
Newsday
Nassau County will lose $2.56 million in revenue after “inconsistently negotiating” fees for connections to its sewage system by projects outside the district, including Oheka Castle’s Cold Spring Hills condominiums, according to a report by Nassau’s comptroller.

Nassau County continues to root out fraud in taxpayer-funded services
The Island Now
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran this week joined Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to announce Nassau County’s continued efforts to root out waste fraud and abuse among essential services such as Medicaid, Day Care, SNAP and Public Assistance.

Comptroller: Nassau County Hit With Questionable Charges By New York American Water
CBS
WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A double-check of your utility bills could save you a bundle. That’s the message from officials in Nassau County. They say their review of water bills turned up expensive surprises.


How a large suburban county drained its rainy day fund
Bond Buyer
Long Island’s Nassau County, under the oversight of a financial control board since the start of the century, began the fiscal year with a new hole in its defenses against any unforeseen emergency.


FiOS 1 News
LONG ISLAND — Workers in Nassau County have a new tool to ensure they are being paid a living wage.

Schnirman announces hotline to report underpaying vendors
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced on Thursday a new, multilingual wage hotline that allows workers to report county vendors that are underpaying their employees.


Comptroller audit leads to Nassau whistleblower policy review
The Island Now
Nassau County whistleblower policies were not being distributed to all employees as required by county charter, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said he discovered during an initial investigation into his county-wide nepotism audit.


Nassau 'rainy day' fund $69 million in the red
Newsday
Nassau County's rainy day emergency fund had a deficit of $68.8 million at the end of 2017, "severely limiting" the county's ability to cover an "unexpected, catastrophic event," Comptroller Jack Schnirman said Monday.

Report: Nassau County's rainy day fund runs large deficit
News 12
NASSAU COUNTY - Nassau County is facing a $122 million deficit, according to a 2017 report released by Comptroller Jack Schnirman Monday.

Nassau’s fiscal crisis borders on emergency: comptroller
The Island Now
Nassau County is in a state of fiscal crisis bordering on fiscal emergency, County Comptroller Jack Schnirman (D-Long Beach) said Monday.

The ugly financial truth is clearer in Nassau County
Newsday
The Nassau County comptroller’s office closed the books on the eight-year tenure of former County Executive Edward Mangano on Monday when it delivered the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2017.

Comptroller: Nassau's in a state of fiscal crisis
Long Island Herald
Nassau County is in a state of a fiscal crisis, bordering on “fiscal emergency, due to the previous eight years of mismanagement,” according to Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, who released an audit of the county’s annual financial status this week.


New Hyde Park Memorial wins big at comptroller’s entrepreneurial challenge
The Island Now
Five New Hyde Park Memorial High School students reigned supreme in last Wednesday’s sixth annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.



Oceanside virtual enterprise team competes in county contest

Long Island Herald
Standing amid the crowded hallways of the Nassau County capitol building in Mineola late last month, Oceanside High School senior Eugene Raczka described a problem common to young adults: Finding time for breakfast. “There’s never enough,” he said. “… And convenience is a factor.”


Nassau Comptroller releases report on corruption
FiOS 1 News
MINEOLA — Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman says he wants to reverse a culture of corruption in the county government.

Nassau County Comptroller Schnirman Launches Nepotism Audit
CBS
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A novel way of tracking how tax dollars are spent is coming to Long Island.

Schnirman announces nepotism audit in 100-day review
The Island Now
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman commemorated his 100th day in office on Tuesday by announcing a nepotism audit at his office in Mineola.

Nassau comptroller to conduct nepotism audit
News 12 Long Island
Schnirman said the audit is about more than looking at payroll documents and searching for familiar names. He says it’s not about who was hired, but how they were hired.


Nassau nepotism audit begins
Newsday
Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman on Monday began notifying county agencies that he has launched an audit of nepotism in county hiring.

Schnirman outlines busy future for comptroller’s office
The Island Now
Jack Schnirman has only been in office for three months, but the county comptroller hasn’t wasted any time getting comfortable.
Nassau County comptroller to audit bridge authority
LI Herald
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman says he will audit the county’s bridge authority, which operates the Atlantic Beach Bridge, explaining that a comprehensive financial review of the agency, which for years had a reputation for patronage and cronyism, was long overdue.

Jack Schnirman launches audit of Nassau parks nonprofit
Newsday
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman is launching an audit of Friends of Nassau County Recreation, a nonprofit that helps Nassau run the Long Island Marathon and has been a booster for county parks under previous administrations

Nassau comptroller seeks new members for fiscal oversight board

Newsday
The Nassau comptroller’s office is seeking members of the public to volunteer to serve on an unpaid advisory board that provides fiscal oversight of the county’s finances.

Schnirman to audit Nassau’s Assessment Review Commission
The Island Now
Following his announcement of an audit of Nassau County’s Industrial Development Agency last week, Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced Tuesday that he would also be auditing the Assessment Review Commission.
 


Comptroller Jack Schnirman to audit Nassau assessment panel
Newsday
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced plans Wednesday to audit the county commission that rules on commercial and residential property tax grievances, responding to what he said was growing public unhappiness with the county’s assessments.

Schnirman to audit Nassau IDA
LI Herald
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced this week that his office would audit the county’s Industrial Development Agency to determine whether tax and other financial incentives the agency has granted to businesses in recent years have helped spur economic growth and benefited taxpayers.

Nassau resumes audit of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Newsday
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced plans Thursday to resume an audit into the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter’s finances.


Nassau County comptroller goes to work
LI Herald
New Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman is settling into his second floor office at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola, and said he has begun to understand what it will take to do the job effectively.


Schnirman sworn in as county comptroller
The Island Now
For Jack Schnirman, the third time was the charm. After his first two inaugurations were canceled by last week’s snowstorm, he was finally sworn in as Nassau County comptroller Tuesday afternoon at Nassau Community College.


Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman: I’ll be ‘fiscal umpire’
Newsday
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman vowed to act as the county’s “fiscal umpire” and to launch an audit of nepotism in county hiring as he was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremonial inauguration.


Long Beach's Jack Schnirman takes oath of office
LI Herald
Former Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman took the oath of office as Nassau County comptroller on Tuesday, pledging to be a fiscal watchdog in the wake of several corruption scandals involving Long Island elected officials.


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