Research

New York State Department of Audit and Control Archived Web Sites

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of archival copies of the publicly accessible website of the New York State Department of Audit and Control, which is commonly known as the Office of the State Comptroller.
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Quantity:
10 websites
Inclusive Dates:
2008, 2010-2011
Series Number:
B2079

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of archival copies of the publicly accessible website of the New York State Department of Audit and Control, which is commonly known as the Office of the State Comptroller. Researchers should note that, owing to the site's size and the limitations of Web archiving technology, efforts to copy this site prior to mid-2008 were not successful.

B2079-08: This accretion consists of a copy of the Department of Audit and Control website produced on June 9, 2008, shortly after the resignation of Governor Eliot L. Spitzer (2007-2008). It contains information about the department's mission and organizational structure; retirement publications (2003-2008) for state and local government employers and employees; press releases (2008); and retirement system forms (2008). This copy also contains publications relating to local government financial management, accounting, worker's compensation, and a number of other financial topics (2003-2008); annual reports concerning local governments (2003-2008); annual reports concerning public authorities (2003-2008); local government audits (2003-2008); and newsletters (2003-2008). Also included are legal opinions written by the department's Office of Counsel (1988-2008), state budget reports (1996-2008), New York City budget reports (2003-2008), and materials relating to the Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York.

B2079-11: This accretion contains a copy of the main Department of Audit and Control website produced on December 20, 2010, shortly before Governor David A. Paterson (2008-2010) left office. It contains information about the department's mission and organizational structure; retirement publications (2007-2010) for state and local government employers and employees, some in Spanish; press releases (2007-2010); and retirement system forms. This copy also contains publications relating to local government financial management, accounting, worker's compensation, and a number of other financial topics; annual reports concerning local governments (2003-2010); monthly financial reports (1999-2010); newsletters (2006-2010); and audits of local governments, public authorities, and state agencies (1995-2010). Also included are legal opinions written by the department's Office of Counsel (1988-2010), state budget reports (2003-2010), New York City budget reports (1997-2010), and materials relating to the Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York.

Researchers should note that many of the "Home" links at the top left of each page do not work properly. Click the Web browser's "back" button to return to the home page.

This accretion also includes three other Department of Audit and Control websites. The 529 College Savings Program (captured December 20, 2010) site contains information on the state's college savings program including forms, college saving resources, a frequently asked questions section, and descriptions of various investment options. The department's YouTube Channel (copied January 13, 2011) contains information about videos that it produced for the public; however, neither the videos nor most of the other content within this channel could be captured properly. The Open Book New York site (copied April 15, 2011) contains information on local and state government spending. (2010). Researchers should note that, owing to the structure of the live pages and the limitations of Web archiving technology, most of the information contained within this site could not be captured properly.

B2079-14: This accretion consists of a copy of the Department of Audit and Control's 529 College Savings Program (captured February 26, 2014). This site contains information on the state's college savings program including newsletters (2013-2015), forms, a frequently asked questions section, and descriptions of various investment options.

B2079-15: This accretion consists of a copy of the Department of Audit and Control website produced on January 22, 2015, shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo (2011- ) completed his first term of office. It contains information about the department's mission and organizational structure; retirement publications (2007-2014) for state and local government employers and employees, some in Spanish; press releases (2008-2015); and retirement system forms. This copy also contains publications relating to local government financial management, accounting, worker's compensation, and a number of other financial topics; annual reports (2003-2014); state financial reports (2002-2014); newsletters (2006-2014); and audits of local governments (2009-2015). Also included are legal opinions written by the department's Office of Counsel (1988-2012), state budget reports (2007-2014), New York City budget reports (2003-2014), and materials relating to the Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York.

This accretion also includes three other Department of Audit and Control websites. The Open Book New York site (copied January 15, 2015) contains information on how local and state government agencies spend their funds. Researchers should note that, owing to the structure of the live pages and the limitations of Web archiving technology, most of the information contained within this site could not be captured properly. The 529 College Savings Program (captured January 15, 2015) site contains information on the state's college savings program including newsletters (2013-2015), forms, a frequently asked questions section, and descriptions of different investment options.

The Department of Audit and Control State Comptroller Twitter page (copied January 15, 2015) contains summary information about news and events relating to the office of the state comptroller. Researchers should note that, owing to the limitations of Web archiving technology and the structure of the live page, most of the content on this page could not be captured properly.

Researchers should note that sections of the site devoted to audits of state agencies, New York City agencies, and public authorities could not be captured properly.

Researchers should also note that, owing to the structure of the live site and the limitations of Web archiving technology, repeated attempts to capture the Department's Facebook and YouTube Channel pages were unsuccessful in 2015.

Items Online

Link to items online Department of Audit and Control archived website, copied June 9, 2008.

Link to items online Department of Audit and Control archived website, copied December 20, 2010.

Link to items online 529 College Savings Program archived website, copied December 20, 2010.

Link to items online Department of Audit and Control archived YouTube Channel website, copied January 13, 2011.

Link to items online Open Book New York archived website, copied April 15, 2011.

Link to items online 529 College Savings Program archived website, copied February 26, 2014.

Link to items online Department of Audit and Control archived website, copied January 22, 2015.

Link to items online Open Book New York archived website, copied January 15, 2015.

Link to items online 529 College Savings Program archived website, copied January 15, 2015.

Link to items online State Comptroller's archived Twitter website, copied January 15, 2015.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Custodial History

The New York State Archives and the New York State Library used Web archiving software to copy these websites in order to preserve the information they contain.

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