Publications & Press

OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report of the City’s process for evaluating and setting user fees, which include charges for water usage, inspections, … [Read More…]

Audit of the City’s Process for Evaluating and Setting User Fees

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City’s process for evaluating and setting user fees. User fees, which are a significant source of City revenue, include charges for water usage, inspections, permits, and licenses. Although the Mayor and City Council are ultimately responsible for approving user fees, the Office of Budget … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Audit on PBC Construction Change Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Recommends Improvements to the Public Building Commission Change Orders Process  The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report recommending improvements to the way the Public Building Commission (PBC) ensures that construction change orders are justified … [Read More…]

PBC Construction Change Orders Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Public Building Commission of Chicago’s (PBC) change order review and approval process. PBC manages the planning, design, and construction of public buildings such as schools, firehouses, and libraries for local government clients such as the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools, … [Read More…]

Second Annual Progress Report on the Procurement Reform Task Force

On May 27, 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened the Chicago Procurement Reform Task Force (PRTF). PRTF was co-chaired by the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and the Inspector General (OIG) for the City of the Chicago, and included the CEO, Executive Director, or Chancellor of six of the City’s sister agencies: the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), … [Read More…]

CPL Staffing Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit evaluating the design and implementation of the Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) staffing plan, which allocates positions among CPL’s 80 library locations. The objectives of the audit were to determine whether CPL’s staffing plan followed industry guidance and was an effective and efficient … [Read More…]

Chicago Public Library Staffing Audit Finds That Staffing Approach Does Not Align with Community Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (774) 478-0534 Chicago Public Library Staffing Audit Finds That Staffing Approach Does Not Align with Community Needs The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit evaluating the design and implementation of the Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) staffing plan, which allocates positions … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v. Christopher Williams

Yesterday, a former employee for a City of Chicago contractor working as a security guard pleaded guilty to theft of government property in a scheme to defraud the City of thousands in taxpayer money. Christopher Williams, a security guard with City contractor SkyTech Security Services, pleaded guilty Monday morning before Circuit Court Judge Erica L. … [Read More…]

Former City Contractor Charged For Theft of Government Property

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018   Former City Contractor Charged For Theft of Government Property Yesterday, a former employee for a City of Chicago contractor working as a security guard pleaded guilty to theft of government property in a scheme to defraud the City of thousands in taxpayer money. Christopher Williams, a security … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Follow-Up of OEMC Public Safety Cameras Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Follow-Up on the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’ Management of Public Safety Cameras The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2016 audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’ (OEMC) management … [Read More…]