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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...]

Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics

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The City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) “serves as the City’s innovation incubator, building partnerships between City agencies and outside institutions and entrepreneurs to pilot projects in Boston that address resident and business needs.” [5] MONUM “focuses on a broad range of areas from increasing civic participation, to improving City streets, … [Read More...]

Punjab, India’s Citizen Feedback Model

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The government of the State of Punjab, India has created a Citizen Feedback Model that “aims to fight petty corruption, improve service delivery, and facilitate citizen engagement by proactively seeking, through SMS and calls, feedback of citizens who receive day-to-day government services.”[1] The program works by first collecting contact information from citizens when they receive … [Read More...]

OIG Releases Third Quarter 2012 Report

The OIG transmitted its third quarter report for 2012 to the City Council and City officials. The report provides a summary of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2012. City law mandates that the Quarterly include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration of OIG investigations, as well as summaries of concluded … [Read More...]

Owner of Defunct Azteca Supply Co. and Her Husband Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection With Minority Contract Fraud

The owner of a defunct Chicago company once certified as a minority- and woman-owned business and her husband were sentenced to federal prison terms today in connection with public contract fraud involving projects at O’Hare International Airport and in the Village of Orland Park. Aurora Venegas, the owner of Azteca Supply Co., who pleaded guilty … [Read More...]

OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2012 Report

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its second quarter report for 2012 to the City Council and City officials. Available for download on the right of your screen, the report provides a summary of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2012. City law mandates that the Quarterly include … [Read More...]