Press Releases

Department Of Transportation Service Request Performance Reporting Audit

This audit examines the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) 311 service request performance reporting from 2010 through 2012. The audit found that CDOT, Regularly met its goals for repair of traffic lights, pavement cave-ins, and stop signs. Did not meet its self-determined targets for pothole and street light repair in any of the three years … [Read More...]

Advisory on Suspensions Issued for Historical Shakman Violations

This advisory highlights inconsistencies in the implementation of employee discipline meted out by the City. It comes after an Office of Inspector General (OIG) review of disciplinary actions found critical variations in the way sanctions were carried out across and within City departments. The lack of a clear central policy resulted in some employees escaping … [Read More...]

CPD Civilianization Follow-Up

This report is a follow up to a January 2013 Review of Opportunities for Civilianization in the Chicago Police Department. Looking across 370 positions in the original review, the OIG found a total of 292 full-duty sworn officers filling jobs that did not require the authority, skills, knowledge, or experience specific to sworn officers. The … [Read More...]

Chicago Police Department Gun Turn-In Event Audit

The Chicago Police Department’s Gun Turn-In Program gives participants a gift card in exchange for turning in a gun. It is one of many initiatives to reduce crime in Chicago and has the stated intention of removing guns from the city’s streets. The OIG’s audit of CPD’s 2012 Gun Turn-In Event found that CPD accurately … [Read More...]

Audit of CFD Fire And Medical Incident Response Times

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) fire and medical incident response times for calendar year 2012. Fire and medical emergency response is the core service provided by CFD, which is the second largest fire department in the nation. It is imperative that … [Read More...]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2013 Report

The OIG’s 3rd Quarter 2013 report provides a summary of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2013. City law mandates that the Quarterly Report include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration of OIG investigations. However, to promote further transparency into OIG operations, the Inspector General ensures that the Quarterly Report includes … [Read More...]

OIG Publishes Follow-Up Report on CPD ERPS Audit

The OIG today released the findings of a follow-up inquiry into actions taken by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in response to a September OIG 2012 audit of internal controls of CPD’s Evidence & Recovered Property Section (ERPS). The 2012 OIG audit showed that CPD ERPS failed to ensure that evidence and property seized or … [Read More...]

OIG Releases Interim Revised Rules and Regulations

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is posting its Interim Revised Rules and Regulations for the conduct of OIG investigations in order to solicit broad feedback and public comment. The revised rules and regulations are designated as interim to permit a 45-day period of public notice and comment consistent with best practices … [Read More...]

OIG Releases Second Quarter 2013 Report

The OIG transmitted its second quarter report for 2013 to the City Council and City officials on July 15, 2013. The report provides a summary of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2013. City law mandates that the Quarterly Report include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration of OIG investigations. However, … [Read More...]

OIG Precluded from Auditing City’s Grid-Based Garbage Collection System

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently attempted to evaluate the City’s transition from a ward-based to a grid-based garbage collection system, and identify how management would continue to drive efficiency gains in the future. However, the Commissioner for the City Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) walked out of a meeting … [Read More...]