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Audit of DSS’s Garbage Service Enforcement

The “grandfather” clause in MCC § 7-28-240 provides for City garbage collection service to certain multi-unit dwellings that would otherwise be required to procure private garbage service. Until recently, DSS’s “grandfather list” had not been updated since 2007 and contained 2,402 properties. An informal survey by DSS, following initial OIG inquiries, concluded in March 2014 … [Read More...]

Chicago Police Department Assault-Related Crime Statistics Classification And Reporting Audit

OIG found that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) incorrectly classified 3.1% of 2012 assault-related events contained in incident reports, under the 10% error rate that the FBI states is acceptable for agencies participating in its national reporting program. In addition, CPD’s CompStat reports and the City’s Data Portal accurately reflected the assault-related incidents in CPD’s … [Read More...]

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...]

Follow-Up Report on Audit of DWM Material Truck Haul Program

The OIG has completed a follow-up review of the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) progress in reforming vendor payment structures in the Material Truck Haul Program (MTHP). The audit, published last February, found that many vendors were paid late and/or were underpaid. DWM reports that it has addressed these findings. Specifically, • To address the … [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...]

Inspector General’s 2013 Statement to Chicago City Council Budget Committee

This office’s budget request for 2014 is $5.769 million. We are proud to meet the call for a neutral budget while taking on new investigative responsibilities under the Ethics Ordinance. Identification of internal efficiencies allowed us to find $48,700 in operational savings over last year’s appropriation, reflecting a continued drive to use our fiscal resources … [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...]

Maryland’s Statestat

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The State of Maryland’s StateStat is a performance measurement and management tool, in which the performance of programs is continually monitored. “At bi-weekly meetings, State managers meet with the Governor and his executive staff to report and answer questions on agency performance and priority initiatives.”[8] These meetings are informed by detailed performance data that managers … [Read More...]