Audits

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

Audit of Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s water service focusing on account inventory, meter reading, and temporary water usage practices. The Department of Water Management (DWM) provides and manages water access while the Department of Finance (DOF) manages billing. The Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) authorizes non-metered water … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CPD Assault-Related Crime Statistics

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2014 audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) classification and summary reporting for assault-related crimes in 2012. OIG concludes that CPD has implemented corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of the 2014 audit was to … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CFD Fire and Medical Incident Response Times

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General has completed a follow-up to its October 2013 audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) fire and medical incident response times. The purpose of the 2013 audit was to determine if CFD fire and medical response times met National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1710, which CFD historically claimed … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CACC’s Shelter Operations

The purpose of this follow-up audit was to determine the status of the Commission on Animal Care and Control’s (CACC) corrective response to a May 2013 OIG audit of CACC’s shelter operations. The 2013 audit found that CACC was significantly understaffed according to national standards and appropriated staffing levels and did not carry out veterinary examinations in a timely … [Read More…]

Audit of BACP’s Business Compliance and Enforcement Division

The Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department plays an important role in protecting the public’s health and safety as well as City revenues. BACP inspects businesses for code violations, expired food, expired baby formula, and unstamped (or untaxed) cigarettes, among other items. The sale of unstamped cigarettes is a particularly challenging problem for Chicago, which … [Read More…]

Audit of DSS’s Garbage Service Enforcement

The “grandfather” clause in MCC § 7-28-240 provides for City garbage collection service to certain multi-unit dwellings that would otherwise be required to procure private garbage service. Until recently, DSS’s “grandfather list” had not been updated since 2007 and contained 2,402 properties. An informal survey by DSS, following initial OIG inquiries, concluded in March 2014 … [Read More…]

Audit of CPD Assault-Related Crime Statistics

OIG found that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) incorrectly classified 3.1% of 2012 assault-related events contained in incident reports, under the 10% error rate that the FBI states is acceptable for agencies participating in its national reporting program. In addition, CPD’s CompStat reports and the City’s Data Portal accurately reflected the assault-related incidents in CPD’s … [Read More…]

OIG’s 2014 Audit Plan

The 2014 Audit Plan for the OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here. If you have suggestions for the 2015 plan, or would like to register your comments and concerns of the 2014 plan, please fill out the form available at this link.

Follow-Up on DWM’s MTHP

OIG has completed a follow-up review of the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) progress in reforming vendor payment structures in the Material Truck Haul Program (MTHP). The audit, published last February, found that many vendors were paid late and/or were underpaid. DWM reports that it has addressed these findings. Specifically: To address the findings that … [Read More…]