2018 Press Releases

2018 Press Releases

December 18

Comptroller’s Demographic Profile Shows Nassau County Getting Older, More Diverse

Westbury, NY – Alongside local stakeholders, nonprofit executives, and minority and women business leaders, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman today released a Countywide demographic profile and issue briefs that detail the changing populations specific to Nassau County, including breakdowns by town and city.  

December 11

Living Wage Audit of Healthcare Agency Identifies $220,000 in Underpayments for 147 Employees

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller today, alongside the Nassau County Living Wage Advisory Board, released a living wage audit of home healthcare agency All Metro.
    

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 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.     

August 2 

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman Announces New Multilingual Living Wage Hotline: 516-571-WAGE

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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)
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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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
Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Announces Sixth Annual Comptroller's Entrepreneurial Challenge
(PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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.

              

January 9
Jack Schnirman Sworn-in as Nassau County Comptroller (PDF)

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.