President’s Message

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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.”

Chicago IG Institute SOLD OUT!

We thank the Inspector General Community for recognizing the value of the IG Institute and for your continued support.
The next Institute will be held in Jacksonville, FL on March 20 – 24, 2017.

The 2016/17 Membership Year

The 2016/17 membership year began on July 1, 2016. If you haven’t done so already, please renew your membership. This is particularly important for certified members, who are required to maintain membership to keep their certifications in active status.