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Fighting Corruption, Waste, and Inefficiency in Chicago
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    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...]

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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) process for loading zone signs and the Department of Finance’s (DOF) process for residential disabled parking signs. The objectives of the audit were to determine if, CDOT accurately recorded, calculated, and collected fees related to loading zone sign installations ... [Read More...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

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    The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 audit of the City’s Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue. OIG concludes that the Departments of Water Management (DWM) and Finance (DOF) have begun implementation of the corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of ... [Read More...]

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    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...]

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace  Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory identifying the absence of a comprehensive risk management program in Chicago and highlighting the substantial operational and ... [Read More...]

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    The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 Loading Zone and Residential Disabled Sign Processes audit of the Departments of Transportation (CDOT) and Finance (DOF). OIG concludes that CDOT and DOF have partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. Our original audit revealed that ... [Read More...]

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 05, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report in follow-up to a June 2015 audit of the City’s loading zone and residential disabled parking sign application ... [Read More...]

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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The City began billing users for ambulance transports in 1985 “in order to take advantage of available reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.”[1] According to CFD, ... [Read More...]

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534   OIG Audit Finds City Bills Accurately for Emergency Medical Services The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services (EMS) provided by the Chicago Fire Department. Based on ... [Read More...]

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    The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on DOF’s responses, OIG concludes that the Department has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. ... [Read More...]