Audit finds issues with city's $26-million worker's comp program


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A recently released audit by Jacksonville's Council Auditor's Office found workers compensation payments to some city employees may not have had proper review and oversight.

The audit does not list how much money might be in question, but the city spends about $26 million a year on payments.

The report said a number of people had inappropriate access to the claims system and they had the ability to issue checks for unlimited amounts. Auditors were unable to locate adequate information on 17.6 percent of the worker's comp claims processed showing they were reviewed properly.

There were also violations of the city's cash-handling policies.

City auditors are suggesting the city oversee and review its policies in handling workers compensation claims.

More online: Council auditor's executive summary | Full audit


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