New Jersey Comptroller
|New Jersey Comptroller|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$9,851,000|
|Length of term:||6 years|
|Authority:||New Jersey State Statutes, Title 52, Section 15C-2|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||December 2013|
|Other New Jersey Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Comptroller• Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Secretary • Insurance Commissioner • Commissioner of Environmental Protection • Labor Commissioner • Public Utilities Board|
The comptroller is responsible for auditing government finances, examining the efficiency of government programs, scrutinizing government contracts, and investigating misconduct, waste and abuse in government.
The previous officeholder was Matthew Boxer, New Jersey's first independent state comptroller.
The Office of the State Comptroller is established in Title 52, Section 15C-2 of the New Jersey State Statutes:
There is established an Office of the State Comptroller. The office shall be established in the Executive Branch of the State government...
Title 52, Section 15C-3 of the New Jersey State Statutes outline the following qualifications for Comptroller: "The State Comptroller shall be a person qualified by education, training, and prior work experience to direct the work of the office and to perform the duties and functions and fulfill the responsibilities of the position."
Title 52, Section 15C-3e of the New Jersey State Statutes addresses vacancies: "A vacancy in the position of State Comptroller due to a cause other than the expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term only in the same manner as the original appointment."
The duties of the comptroller's office include the following:
- Auditing government finances
- Examining efficiency of government programs
- Scrutinizing government contracts
- Investigating and uncovering misconduct, waste and abuse at all levels of New Jersey Government and within New Jersey's Medicaid program.
The comptroller's office is composed of the following divisions:
- Audit Division
- Investigations Division
- Medicaid Fraud Division
- Procurement Division
- See also: New Jersey state budget and finances
The budget for the Office of the State Comptroller in Fiscal Year 2013 was $9,851,000.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
The salaries of state executive officials are determined by the New Jersey State Legislature. State executive officers, along with judicial and legislative officials, have not received salary increases since 2002. A seven-member salary commission determined annual pay for state officials from its creation in 1999 until legislators eliminated the commission in 2014. All cabinet officials under the governor's office receive annual salaries of $141,000 as legislators have not approved pay increases since the commission's elimination.
In 2013, the comptroller's salary remained at $141,000.
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State of New Jersey
Office of the State Comptroller
P.O. Box 024
Trenton, NJ 08625
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- New Jersey State Comptroller, "Marc Larkins," accessed February 21, 2014
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- State of New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller, About the State Comptroller's Office
- State of New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller, Divisions
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