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OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2013 Report

The report provides a summary of OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2013. The final quarterly report of 2013 reflects a maturing oversight body that fully inhabits its statutory mission to root out misconduct, waste, and inefficiency. In the last year the office expanded the responsibilities of its Hiring Oversight section, and its … [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...]

2014 Audit Plan of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General

The 2014 Audit Plan for the OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here. If you have suggestions for the 2015 plan, or would like to register your comments and concerns of the 2014 plan, please fill out the form available at this link.

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...]

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...]