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OIG Third Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2017 are summarized below: • An OIG investigation established that three Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Aviation Security Officers (ASOs) and one Aviation Security Sergeant violated City of Chicago Personnel Rules in response to a passenger disturbance aboard United Airlines Express Flight 3411 on April … [Read More…]

Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety Nominee’s 2018 Statement to Chicago Public Safety Committee

Opening Statement of Joseph Lipari, 2018 Public Safety Committee Nomination of Joseph Lipari, July 19, 2018 Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. The City of Chicago stands at a historic crossroads for police community relations and public safety.  The difficult events of the past four years continue to play out on our TV … [Read More…]

Inspector General’s 2018 Statement to Chicago Public Safety Committee

Opening Statement of the Inspector General, 2018 Public Safety Committee Nomination of Joseph Lipari, July 19, 2018 Good afternoon Chairman Reboyras and members of the Public Safety Committee: I am honored and pleased to submit for your consideration the nomination of Joseph Lipari to be the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety. To set the stage … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Second Quarter 2018 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 OIG Releases Second Quarter 2018 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its second quarter report for 2018 to the City Council. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. This … [Read More…]

OIG Second Quarter 2018 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 are summarized below: An OIG investigation which established that a Chicago Department of Aviation electrical mechanic sexually harassed at least two non-City employees, including an incident in which the employee reached inside the shirt of a non-City employee and touched her breasts. The … [Read More…]

IG Ferguson nominates Joseph Lipari as the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Joseph Lipari as Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety The City of Chicago Inspector General has nominated Joseph Lipari for the position of Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety. Lipari serves as Assistant Inspector General for the Office of the … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report of the City’s process for evaluating and setting user fees, which include charges for water usage, inspections, … [Read More…]

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…]

OIG Releases Audit on PBC Construction Change Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Recommends Improvements to the Public Building Commission Change Orders Process  The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report recommending improvements to the way the Public Building Commission (PBC) ensures that construction change orders are justified … [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…]

Second Annual Progress Report on the Procurement Reform Task Force

On May 27, 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened the Chicago Procurement Reform Task Force (PRTF). PRTF was co-chaired by the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and the Inspector General (OIG) for the City of the Chicago, and included the CEO, Executive Director, or Chancellor of six of the City’s sister agencies: the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), … [Read More…]