Audit

Audit of Contractor Compliance with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine if contractors and subcontractors complied with the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance. Similar to living wage laws adopted by cities nationwide, the purpose of the Ordinance is to ensure that City contractors and related subcontractors pay their employees in excess of poverty-level wages, both … [Read More…]

CPD Overtime Controls Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) controls related to regular-duty overtime. The objective of the audit was to determine if CPD effectively manages regular-duty overtime to prevent waste and abuse. There are a variety of reasons why CPD members may work overtime related to their regular … [Read More…]

Language Access Ordinance Compliance Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine whether the City is in compliance with the Language Access Ordinance, Municipal Code of Chicago Chapter 2-40 (Ordinance). The Mayor’s Office of New Americans (ONA) assists departments in their efforts to comply with the Ordinance. Governmental agencies establish language access policies to provide Limited … [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…]

CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Aldermanic Menu Program (Menu), a sub-program of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which is the City’s primary means of residential infrastructure management. The objectives of this audit were to determine, whether the City adequately addresses residential infrastructure … [Read More…]

DPD Affordable Requirements Ordinance Administration Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) administration of Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) § 2-45-110, the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). The ARO requires certain private market residential developers to designate a percentage of units on site as affordable and/or pay an in-lieu fee to … [Read More…]

Audit of OEMC Public Safety Cameras

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’s (OEMC) management of approximately 2,700 cameras (“public safety cameras”) originally purchased by OEMC, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The objective of the audit was to determine if OEMC has effectively managed these cameras. … [Read More…]

OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit, released today, found that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not meet the routine inspection frequency requirements … [Read More…]

Audit of CDPH Food Establishment Inspections

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the food establishment inspections program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Food Protection Division. CDPH “promotes food safety and sanitation through the inspection of food establishments,”[1] including restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, delis, daycares, hospital kitchens, and school cafeterias. The objectives of the audit were to determine … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DSS Garbage Collection Performance Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2015 audit of the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s (DSS) Garbage Collection Performance Measurement. OIG concludes that DSS has begun to implement corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of the 2015 audit was to determine DSS’s … [Read More…]