Department of Labor--Grant to New York Workers' Compensation Board
B-303927: Jun 7, 2005
- Full Report:
The appropriation to the Department of Labor "for payment to" New York Workers' Compensation Board for "processing of claims" was not available for the Workers' Compensation Board to make payments to other New York State entities. The Department should seek recovery of $44 million improperly transferred unless the Secretary seeks and obtains congressional ratification of the grant expenditures to date. Also, the Department of Labor's grant to New York Workers' Compensation Board imposed a responsibility on the Department to ensure proper performance of that grant, even though it was outside the Department's normal sphere of operations.