1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Executive
  4. Article 45: Internal Control Responsibilities of State Agencies


Section 951 Internal control responsibilities

Executive (EXC)

1. The head of each state agency shall:

  a. establish and maintain for the agency guidelines for a system of internal control that are in accordance with this article and internal control standards;

  b. establish and maintain for the agency a system of internal control and a program of internal control review. The program of internal control review shall be designed to identify internal control weaknesses, identify actions that are needed to correct these weaknesses, monitor the implementation of necessary corrective actions and periodically assess the adequacy of the agency's ongoing internal control;

  c. make available to each officer and employee of the agency a clear and concise statement of the generally applicable management policies and standards with which the officer or employee of such agency shall be expected to comply. Such statement shall emphasize the importance of effective internal control to the agency and the responsibility of each officer and employee for effective internal control;

  d. designate an internal control officer, who shall report to the head of the agency, to implement and review the internal control responsibilities established pursuant to this section;

  e. implement education and training efforts to ensure that officers and employees within such agency have achieved adequate awareness and understanding of internal control standards and, as appropriate, evaluation techniques; and

  f. periodically evaluate the need for an internal audit function.

  2. In order to identify all state agencies and their responsibilities for the purposes of implementing the provisions of this article, the director of the division of the budget shall issue and update as necessary a schedule which lists all covered state agencies.