Nassau nepotism audit begins

Newsday

Nassau Comptroller Jack Schnirman on Monday began notifying county agencies that he has launched an audit of nepotism in county hiring.

Schnirman said he would look at the hiring practices for all classes of employees, including Civil Service. Investigators will review county data to determine how positions were advertised and how many applicants responded to job postings.

The audit will look specifically for instances of employees supervising family members and “determine how such a situation was allowed to happen in the first place,” an official said.

“We will be examining hiring practices to ensure there is a fair and level playing field for all who seek to join the county workforce,” Schnirman said Monday.

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