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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...]

Department of Water Management Inventory Process Follow-Up Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an audit of inventory processes at the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) Bureau of Operations and Distribution storage facilities. These facilities hold an inventory of parts such as pipes, valves, clamps, and couplings used by DWM employees to repair water and sewer mains. This … [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...]

OIG Advisory Regarding the Duty of Vendors to Report Unlawful Conduct

On September 25, 2013, the OIG sent the Mayor’s Office an advisory regarding the duty of City vendors to report corruption or other unlawful conduct. The OIG established that an employee of a subcontractor to a City vendor unlawfully solicited and received money from members of the public with promises to take official City action … [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...]