Category: News

Brown to Eliminate CA IG

From the Los Angeles Times One of Gov.-elect Jerry Brown‘s first official acts will be eliminating the state Office of Inspector General, a position held by former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick, who has been responsible for overseeing more than $50 billion in federal stimulus money. Brown’s office said in a statement Monday that he…

Randy Meyer is New Ohio IG

From The Columbus Dispatch Randy Meyer, the chief investigator for state Auditor Mary Taylor and a former police officer, was appointed Ohio inspector general today by Gov.-elect John Kasich. Meyer, 44, a Republican from Wilmington, will replace Thomas P. Charles, who will be Kasich’s public safety director when he takes office on Jan. 10. Kasich and…

Connecticut: Reforming the AG’s Office

Editorial from the Connecticut Law Tribune Now that the long-term incumbent attorney general is about to leave that office, it’s time to re-examine some of the duties of that office and reduce the inherent conflicts that our current statutes create. Under Connecticut General Statute 3-125, the attorney general has the duty to appear for all…

2011 Winter Inspector General Institutes

The next Certification Program offered is for the 2011 Certified Inspector General Auditor and the Certified Inspector General Investigator. The Institute will occur February 28 – March 4, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL.

A Student’s Perspective on the 2010 Spring Conference

By Lisbeth Dominguez MPA-IG Student, John Jay College of Criminal Justice The Inspector General track has always intrigued me. I started an MPA-IG program at John Jay Col-lege with the intention of learning more about fraud investigations. As I learned more about the IG field, I was curious as to how it would be to…

Forensic Auditors – Worth Their Weight in Gold

By analyzing records that had been previously reviewed both engineering and internal audit staff, the forensic auditor was able to discover a pattern of inconsistencies, that when verified, disclosed that a massive fraud existed among contractors and their workers and agency engineers charged with the responsibility for the administration of government contracts.

2010 Winter CIGA Institute, Clearwater, FL

There was a great deal of anticipation as the ―Pinellas 9 arrived at the Clearwater Beach Hilton Hotel. We were about to enter the field of ―Inspector General Auditing. As it turned out, the weather was one of our best allies.

LA College Board Establishes Inspector General

The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees approved establishing an Office of Inspector General and launching a whistle-blower program, a pair of additional steps to tighten spending controls on the District’s $6 billion construction effort.