Inspector General Releases Audit on OEMC Spending

The OIG released an audit of the City’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) today. The OIG performed an audit of payments disbursed by OEMC from January 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009 in order to review contract management and pay disbursement procedures. In seeking to determine whether OEMC had effective and efficient operations and internal controls, as well as adequate policies and procedures in place, the OIG found that internal controls were not adequate to prevent waste and misconduct. This resulted in substandard disbursement and contract management processes.