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OIG Advisory Regarding the 2015 CPD Lieutenant’s Promotional Exam

The Office of Inspector General has issued an advisory with recommendations to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for improvements to ensure the integrity of its promotional testing processes. The advisory arises from an extensive investigation into allegations that certain CPD members received confidential exam materials pertaining to the 2015 lieutenant promotional exam. OIG did not … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Review of City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 CBA Negotiations Provide Opportunity to Improve Transparency and Save Millions A report released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General provides a comprehensive review of the City’s collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with labor unions, all of which will be negotiated in the … [Read More…]

OIG Review of the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements

This year, the City and its unionized workforce will negotiate new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The terms and conditions of employment for over 90 percent of the more than 30,000 City workers, ranging from salary schedules and vacation policies to staffing rules and disciplinary procedures, will be on the table. Such an opportunity to reassess … [Read More…]

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 … [Read More…]

Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit Follow Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit Follow Up The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DOF Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on DOF’s responses, OIG concludes that the Department has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. … [Read More…]

Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit Follow-Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit Follow-Up The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2016 audit of the lobbyist registration process. Based on the Board of Ethics’s (BOE) responses, OIG concludes that BOE has partially … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2016 audit of the lobbyist registration process. Based on the Board of Ethics’s (BOE) responses, OIG concludes that BOE has partially implemented corrective actions related to two of the audit findings and fully implemented corrective actions related to a … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Timothy Mason

On May 02, 2017, Timothy Mason, owner of green tech startup 350Green LLC, pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining over $1.7 million in federal grants. United States v. Timothy Mason, et al., 15 CR 102 (ND IL). 350Green installed and maintained charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles in Chicago and elsewhere. As part of a 2010 … [Read More…]

OIG Releases CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds City Menu Program Underfunds Infrastructure Needs by over $100 million An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Aldermanic Menu Program, a key component of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, which is the … [Read More…]