President’s Message


Dear Association Members and Friends,

“Plus ca change, Plus c’est la meme chose” (“The more things change, the more they stay the same”) — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

In May of 2012, the following headlines appeared in Louisiana media outlets:

Louisiana Legislator Calls OIG Waste
Inspector General Hopes Senate Will Keep Office From Closing
Inspector General’s Office Too Valuable To Eliminate
Battle Over Funding for State IG Rife With Coincidence
Inspector General Funding Restored


Four years later the following headlines appeared in Louisiana media outlets:

Louisiana House Committee Votes to Close Down State Inspector General
Lawmakers Propose Eliminating OIG
Louisiana Inspector General Questions Lawmakers Motives
Inspector General Fights to Keep Office Open
OIG Funding Restored in Next Year’s Budget

For those of you who may be interested, you can google the Louisiana Inspector General’s Office and find these and many more stories about the fight to save our office. Some might call Louisiana politicians trying to shut down a highly effective public corruption agency the classic “Man Bites Dog” story. I think it is enough to say: “Plus ca change, Plus c’est la meme chose.”

It’s Time to Register for the Boston Conference

The Association’s annual conference will be held in Boston, MA on November 16 -18, 2016. We fully expect to sell out.  The conference will bring together leaders from across the inspector general community, and we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary!  For a link to our conference webpage please click here.