Audits

CDOT Pavement Management Audit Follow-Up

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2015 audit of the City’s pavement management process. Based on the responses provided by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), we conclude that the Department is in the process of implementing three corrective actions related to the audit finding, … [Read More…]

Audit of Contractor Compliance with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine if contractors and subcontractors complied with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance. Similar to living wage laws adopted by cities nationwide, the purpose of the Ordinance is to ensure that City contractors and related subcontractors pay their employees in excess of poverty-level wages, both … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of the DOAH Adjudication Timeliness Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its May 2016 audit of the Department of Administrative Hearings’s (DOAH) efforts to ensure timely adjudication of cases. Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that DOAH has begun to implement corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of … [Read More…]

CPD Overtime Controls Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) controls related to regular-duty overtime. The objective of the audit was to determine if CPD effectively manages regular-duty overtime to prevent waste and abuse. There are a variety of reasons why CPD members may work overtime related to their regular … [Read More…]

OIG 2018 APR Draft Audit Plan

The OIG 2018 Draft APR Audit Plan is posted here. We encourage the public to submit suggestions anytime by emailing us at, OIGNoticeandComment@ChicagoInspectorGeneral.org, or through the OIG website.    

Language Access Ordinance Compliance Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine whether the City is in compliance with the Language Access Ordinance, Municipal Code of Chicago Chapter 2-40 (Ordinance). The Mayor’s Office of New Americans (ONA) assists departments in their efforts to comply with the Ordinance. Governmental agencies establish language access policies to provide Limited … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of CDPH Food Establishment Inspection Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its November 2016 audit of the frequency of food establishment inspections conducted by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that CDPH has begun implementation of corrective actions related to the audit findings. The … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of the Opportunities for Civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its January 2016 audit of opportunities for civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on the Department’s response, OIG concludes that CFD has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of the January 2016 audit was … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of City Hiring Timeliness Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2015 audit of the City’s hiring process. Based on the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and Office of Budget and Management’s (OBM) responses, OIG concludes that while the City has begun implementation of corrective actions related to the development, … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DOF Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on DOF’s responses, OIG concludes that the Department has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. … [Read More…]