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
- Inspector General Letter to Secretary Marini, Department of Public Utilities, on the Cape Light Compact Aggregation Plan, December 2014
- Inspector General Council Notice of Meeting 11-20-14
- Boston Fire Department District Chief Indicted, November 2014
- Inspector General Council Notice of Meeting 10-20-14
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