To ensure leave accruals are accurate and prevent the appearance of excess benefits to the elected official, the Sheriff should establish a written policy regarding his leave accrual and payment of accumulated leave upon termination or retirement. In addition, the Sheriff should track all sick leave used to ensure his sick leave balance is recorded accurately.The audit also found problems with the way the sheriff's department manages court evidence and property seized by the court. Many items were mislabeled and regular inventories were not conducted to determine what property was no longer needed.
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