Our audits review the operations of City departments, programs, functions, and those doing business with the City. These engagements focus on the integrity, accountability, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of each audit subject. View our audits below.
On May 14, 2013, the IGO published an audit of the City’s Red-Light Camera (RLC) program. The audit found that Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) was unable to substantiate its claims that the City chose to install and maintain red-light cameras at intersections with the highest angle crash rates in order to increase safety. Additionally, … [Read More...]
On May 2, 2013, the IGO published an audit of the City’s Commission on Animal Care and Control (CACC) shelter operations. The audit found that although animals were housed for the minimum time frames required by ordinance, which provides owners a chance to reunite with their stray or confiscated pets, CACC still faces several challenges. … [Read More...]
In April 2012, the IGO published an audit of processes related to the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) grant monitoring function. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether DFSS: 1) had effective grant monitoring policies and procedures; and, 2) whether reimbursements to grantees were properly made and recorded. Based upon the … [Read More...]
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) has released an audit that found the City’s Department of Water Management’s (DWM) Material Truck Haul Program (MTHP) to be generally well administered, yet still susceptible to risk of fraud. MTHP, a successor to the scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program, ensures material delivery to sewer and water … [Read More...]
The IGO released an audit that found waste and inefficiency in the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) administration of its Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP). The IGO sought to determine if CPD was effectively administering the $6.5 million program. Among its findings, the IGO found $180,375 owed to the City by 15 employees who resigned City service … [Read More...]
The IGO performed an audit of the Chicago Department of Water Management’s (DWM) inventory process for parts used by DWM employees to repair the City’s water and sewer infrastructure. The audit concluded that DWM’s internal controls were inadequate to ensure that assets were properly accounted for and safeguarded in DWM’s inventory tracking systems. DWM’s Bureau … [Read More...]
The IGO has released an audit of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Evidence and Recovered Property Section (ERPS). The IGO audit found that CPD’s internal controls for ERPS failed to ensure that evidence and property were adequately protected, properly documented, and readily available when required. IGO audit testing revealed that ERPS personnel could not locate … [Read More...]
On July 20, the IGO published a follow-up report to its 2011 Downtown Affordable Housing Density Bonus Program Audit. The report can be downloaded via the link on the right.
The IGO has published a follow-up report to its 2010 TIF Audit. Download and read it via the link on the right.
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) published an audit of the City’s Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) grant monitoring practices. The audit reviewed DFSS’ policies and procedures for managing grants made to delegate agencies. The audit focused on procedures in place during 2010 and found that despite some deficiencies, DFSS’ … [Read More...]
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) published an audit of the City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Business License Process. The audit focused on the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. “IGO auditors found that BACP’s license issuance operations were effective and efficient,” said Inspector General Joe … [Read More...]
The IGO performed an audit of processes related to the Downtown Affordable Housing Density Bonus. The purpose of the program is to increase the availability of affordable housing in Chicago through the provision of density bonuses that give developers additional square footage for development projects. In return, the developer provides a specified number of on-site … [Read More...]
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) released an audit today of the City’s Tree Guarantee Process. The audit evaluated how well the City tracked and enforced its tree guarantees from January 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010. The IGO found that the City had insufficient controls to prove that it was effectively … [Read More...]
The IGO released an audit of the City’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) today. The IGO 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 … [Read More...]
The IGO today released the findings of a follow-up report from a February 2009 audit that showed significant deficiencies in the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) inventory management at its pharmacy warehouse. The report shows that although the warehouse is now closed, and CDPH clinics now order and store their own inventory, the CDPH … [Read More...]
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) released an audit of cash handling and sticker inventory procedures of the Clerk’s Cicero/Archer South Side Satellite Office. The audit stemmed from an IGO investigation referred by the City Clerk’s Office. Noting concerns of systemic irregularities at a satellite office under a previous City Clerk, the … [Read More...]
The Office of Inspector General (IGO) today released an audit of overtime performed at the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). The audit, which examined CDA overtime from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, was performed in order to determine whether the CDA had effective and efficient controls for overtime pay and distribution, and to … [Read More...]
The Chicago Inspector General’s Office (IGO) released a report today, detailing an audit of processes and procedures related to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) expenditures for the Central Loop and Central West TIF districts. The IGO’s purpose was to test and evaluate activities performed to ensure effective and efficient operations, compliance with policies and procedures, and … [Read More...]
The Inspector General’s Office has completed an audit of the City of Chicago’s Direct Voucher processes and procedures related to direct voucher disbursements between November 1, 2006 and October 31, 2007. The audit found that the City had appropriate controls for ensuring that the City received the goods/services for which it paid by the direct … [Read More...]
An audit by the Inspector General’s Office found the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) wasted approximately $529,000 in medications resulting in at least a $365,000 loss, did not account for $639,000 of vaccines, and did not properly track controlled substances. IGO auditors conducted a performance audit of CDPH Central Pharmacy Warehouse operations for calendar … [Read More...]