For Immediate Release - April 12, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK, ATTORNEY GENERAL COAKLEY AND AUDITOR BUMP ANNOUNCE SELECTION PROCESS FOR NEW INSPECTOR GENERAL

BOSTON – Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Auditor Suzanne Bump today announced the process they will follow to select a successor to Inspector General Gregory Sullivan whose term expires on August 2, 2012. The Governor, Attorney General and Auditor are statutorily charged with selecting, by majority vote, an Inspector General for a term of five years. The need to select a new Inspector General arises because Mr. Sullivan is concluding his second five year term, the maximum term allowed under the General Laws.

The Office of the Inspector General was established in 1980 in order to promote and uphold a standard of integrity for the Commonwealth. The mission of the Office is to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. The Office conducts investigations and management reviews, analyzes legislation and regulations, and provides technical assistance to governmental entities. The Office has a Fiscal Year 2012 spending level of $2.8 million and approximately 40 employees. 

Candidates for Inspector General must possess unquestionable integrity and demonstrated ability in one or more of the following areas – accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public administration, investigation and criminal justice administration.

Detailed position description and application requirements can be accessed from the websites of the Governor, Attorney General or State Auditor.  Classified advertisements will be placed in the Commonwealth’s major daily newspapers and posted with national organizations to help identify qualified candidates. Interested applicants must submit a resume and application postmarked no later than May 21, 2012 to each appointing authority.

Inquiries should be directed to Edward Bedrosian, First Assistant Attorney General (617) 727-2200.

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