The basic concept behind the Office of the Inspector General is that any institution, a corporation, a university, let alone the institution of government, must build into itself a mechanism for self-criticism and self-correction - John William Ward.
The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General is the oldest state-level inspector general’s office in the nation. Established in 1981 at the recommendation of the Special Commission Concerning State and County Buildings and its Chairman, John William Ward, the Office was granted a broad mandate under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12A to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in government.
News and Updates
- 2015 Annual Report
In 2015, the Office:
- Investigated numerous criminal and civil matters that led to criminal convictions, indictments, fines, settlements and restitution for the Commonwealth and its subdivisions.
- Conducted in-depth reviews in the areas of healthcare, transportation, public benefits programs, disability parking placards and contract administration.
- Addressed over 750 complaints; handled more than 1,300 Chapter 30B inquires and questions; and provided public procurement training to over 1,500 participants.
- Completed a comprehensive review of over 15,000 drug samples originally tested between 2002 and 2012 at the Forensic Drug Laboratory at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute.
- April 2016, Vol. 22, #2, Procurement Bulletin file size 1MB
Inside the April 2016 Procurement Bulletin
The Bulletin includes articles on:
- Voting Machine Procurements
- Electricity Contracts
- Cooperative and Collective Agreements
Also, the Bulletin includes the January to June 2016 MCPPO class schedule and registration form.
- OIG Investigation Leads to Indictment of Former Ashburnham Library Director for Embezzling Library Funds, April 2016
- MassDOT’s Provision of Free Access to Massachusetts Toll Roads, March 2016
- The ISAU analyzed the cost of permitting individuals and organizations to have non-revenue transponders and MTA cards. The ISAU found that MassDOT forfeited over $985,000 in toll revenue between November 1, 2009 and August 31, 2015 based on providing these privileges to employees, retirees and unaffiliated entities.
- Internal Special Audit Unit’s 2015 Annual Report, March 2016
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