Accountability Officers

The Governor’s Disaster Recovery Office (GDRO) requires each principal department and agency of this State, as well as each independent State authority, that receives COVID-19 recovery funds or administers a COVID-19 recovery program to designate a senior-level official as the entity’s “COVID-19 Accountability Officer”, who shall serve as the agency’s liaison to the GDRO and the Office of the State Comptroller for compliance purposes.  Each COVID-19 Accountability Officer is ultimately responsible for the proper disbursement of COVID-19 recovery funds by their respective agency. 

As part of their compliance duties, each COVID-19 Accountability Officer must ensure that all new potential procurements involving an expenditure of $150,000 or more involving COVID-19 recovery funds are submitted to the State Comptroller for review as part of the procurement process. 

This process ensures that all COVID-19 recovery funds are reviewed by an outside agency for compliance with all applicable federal and State laws.

To date, COVID-19 Accountability Officers have been designated at the following State agencies:
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Board of Public Utilities
  • Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Community Affairs
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Judiciary - Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
  • New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
  • NJ Economic Development Authority
  • NJ Public Broadcasting Authority
  • NJ Redevelopment Authority
  • NJ Transit
  • Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Innovation
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
  • South Jersey Transportation Authority

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