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COMPTROLLER REPORTS UPDATE ON COVID OVERTIME AND HOLIDAY PAY

November 23, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. released the most recent data on escalating COVID-19 related overtime and holiday pay costs for Erie County government political employees and those represented by a bargaining unit.  All monies are being deducted from the $160 million CARES Act fund.

COMPTROLLER SEEKS ANSWERS FROM ADMINISTRATION ABOUT PARKS DEPARTMENT COVID CASE

November 12, 2020

Through our whistleblower process, we have received concerns regarding a positive COVID-19 test by a Parks Department employee.  This was later confirmed in an email from Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel to a few employees, where he stated “our colleague is resting at home, and we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.”

COMPTROLLER CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY IN AWARDING OF COVID BUSINESS GRANTS

November 9, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw has notified 43North, the agency responsible for allocating $20 million in business grants via Erie County, to preserve and protect all documents related to how the money is being disbursed.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

The Erie County Comptroller’s Office is monitoring expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how your tax dollars are being spent. Whether it is local tax dollars from the county surplus or federal funds, your taxes are being used to cover costs associated with the county-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. You have a right to know how this money is spent.