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OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. A Supervising Police Communications Operator (PCO) used his/her City position to access and disseminate information from the Illinois State Police Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) as part of a criminal scheme to threaten … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

Audit of Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s water service focusing on account inventory, meter reading, and temporary water usage practices. The Department of Water Management (DWM) provides and manages water access while the Department of Finance (DOF) manages billing. The Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) authorizes non-metered water … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Advisory Concerning Waste Disposal from City Infrastructure Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Advisory Concerning Waste Disposal from City Infrastructure Projects The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published an advisory on the disposal of non-hazardous waste from city infrastructure projects. The report explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Disposal Of Non-Hazardous Waste

This advisory explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract provisions regarding the proper disposal of waste by City vendors. OIG’s inquiry suggests that lax regulatory compliance may extend to the disposal of hazardous waste. The advisory presents background on disposal laws, rules, and contract requirements relevant to City Contractors; and examples of inadequacies in … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City’s Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City’s Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an audit of the City’s loading zone and residential disabled parking sign application processes. The loading zone and disabled parking sign … [Read More…]

Audit of Loading Zone and Residential Disabled Parking Sign Processes

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) process for loading zone signs and the Department of Finance’s (DOF) process for residential disabled parking signs. The objectives of the audit were to determine if, CDOT accurately recorded, calculated, and collected fees related to loading zone sign installations … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CPD Assault-Related Crime Statistics

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2014 audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) classification and summary reporting for assault-related crimes in 2012. OIG concludes that CPD has implemented corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of the 2014 audit was to … [Read More…]

Audit of DSS Garbage Collection Performance

This 2015 audit comes at a time of significant operational changes for City garbage service. In April 2013, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) completed its transition from a ward- to grid-based garbage collection system which, according to DSS management, increased the efficiency of garbage collection operations. These efficiencies include a reduction in the daily average number … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. In a memo to the Department of Finance (DOF), OIG introduced concepts for a pilot claims analysis project. Under the program, DOF would engage in risk management by routinely analyzing the trends … [Read More…]