Publications & Press

Audit of DHR and OBM Hiring Timeliness

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s hiring process. The audit reviewed hires completed in 2013.[1] The objective of the audit was to determine if the City filled vacant positions in a timely manner. Hiring a City employee involves two overlapping processes: Budgetary Hiring Plan: The annual personnel … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2015                                                                         CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) pavement management program. The audit found that the program was neither efficient nor cost-effective. OIG estimates … [Read More…]

Audit of CDOT Pavement Management Program

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) pavement management program to determine if CDOT managed street maintenance in a cost-effective way that extended pavement life in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) pavement preservation program guidelines.[1] As part of this objective, OIG sought to determine … [Read More…]

Inspector General’s Statement Regarding Benchmarks to Good Government Oversight

Opening Statement of the Inspector General, the Joint Committee on Workforce Development and Audit; Committees, Rules and Ethics Opening Statement of the Inspector General, December 14, 2015   Chairs and Members of the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit and the Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics:  Good morning Chairman O’Connor and Chairman Harris and all … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2016 Audit Plan and List of Upcoming Audits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases 2016 Audit Plan and List of Upcoming Audits The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published the 2016 Annual Audit Plan for its Audit and Program Review Section. The Plan outlines: audits that OIG is considering for 2016, follow-up … [Read More…]

OIG 2016 Audit Plan

The 2016 Audit Plan for OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here.

OIG Follows Up on Audit of BACP Medallion Sales and Taxicab Inspections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2015 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Follows Up on Audit of BACP Medallion Sales and Taxicab Inspections The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report in follow-up to a March 2015 audit of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) taxicab regulatory compliance. OIG’s audit … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on BACP Taxicab Medallion Auction and Safety Inspections

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2015 audit of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s (BACP) administration of taxicab regulations in 2013. OIG concludes that BACP has implemented corrective actions related to three of the original four audit findings. Corrective action on the … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. An engineering company agreed to pay the City $50,000 as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU comes after OIG found that the vendor knowingly submitted false invoices to the City … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2015 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2015 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2015 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its third quarter report for 2015 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from July 1 through September 30, 2015. In his … [Read More…]