Audits

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…]

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…]

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…]

OEMC Public Safety Cameras Audit Follow-Up

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 of public safety cameras. Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that OEMC has implemented two corrective actions related to the audit findings and has begun to … [Read More…]

DOB Complaint-Based Inspections Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Department of Buildings’s (DOB) complaint-based inspection operations. The objectives of the audit were to determine whether DOB meets required deadlines for responding to building complaints, whether the Department effectively prioritizes complaints, and whether the records of building code violations available … [Read More…]

CDOT Management of Construction in the Public Way Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) management of construction projects in the public way. The public way consists of all City streets, sidewalks, parkways, and alleys. In addition to its transportation function, the public way serves as a corridor for underground private and public utilities, … [Read More…]

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…]