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OIG Advisory Concerning Claims Analysis and Risk Management

An OIG inquiry determined that the City does not currently have a comprehensive risk management program and lacks the ability to analyze claims trends across the wide variety of claim types as is recommended best practice for local governments. This is a matter of significant concern because the City spends many tens of millions of dollars … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding the City’s Wellness Program

This advisory finds that the City is spending over $3 million annually on the wellness program contract with American Healthways Services, LLC, but does not track or measure the program’s performance and benefits in a way that sheds light on whether the program is meeting the City’s goal. The advisory suggests that, if Chicago Lives Healthy … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Advisory Regarding the City’s Wellness Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Advisory Regarding the City’s Wellness Program The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory regarding Chicago Lives Healthy, the City’s employee wellness program. The advisory finds that the City is spending over $3 million annually on the … [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 Advisory Regarding City’s Real Property Management

This advisory notes that the City actively tracks and markets unused property. It may also engage in narrow re-use or consolidation projects. However, the City does not periodically evaluate its full property portfolio to ensure that all City buildings and land are put to their best use. The advisory presents; an example of one property … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Suspensions 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…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Training of DSS Dispatch Personnel

On June 14, 2013, OIG sent  an Advisory to Commissioner Williams of the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) regarding evidence of the training of Department of Streets & Sanitation (DSS) dispatch personnel. DSS transmitted their response on July 16, 2013. Both the advisory and the City’s response can be downloaded via the links on … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Time Wasted by Sanitation Laborers in the DSS

On June 6, 2013 OIG sent an Advisory to Commissioner Williams of the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) regarding evidence OIG collected in an investigation into waste by sanitation laborers. DSS transmitted their response on July 8, 2013. Both the advisory and the City’s response can be downloaded via the links on the right.

OIG Advisory Regarding Fire Pump Inspections

On May 15, 2013, OIG sent an Advisory to Commissioner Santiago of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) regarding fire pump inspections. CFD transmitted their response on June 10, 2013.

OIG Advisory Regarding Employee Solicitations

On October 26, 2012, OIG sent the Mayor’s Chief of Staff an advisory regarding City employee solicitations.