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
- The Abuse of Disabled Persons Parking Placards: A Multi-Agency Investigation, November 2013
MassDOT and MBTA Parking Benefits: Internal Special Audit Unit Report, November 2013
The Internal Special Audit Unit (ISAU) was established by the Massachusetts Legislature (M.G.L. c. 6C, § 9) as a unit within the Office of the Inspector General. The ISAU is responsible for monitoring the quality, efficiency and integrity of MassDOT’s operating and capital programs and seeking to prevent, detect and correct fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public and private transportation funds. The ISAU issued a report entitled: MassDOT and MBTA Parking Benefits: Internal Special Audit Unit Report, November 2013
- Inspector General MassHealth Preliminary Report to Senate and House Ways and Means Committees and Secretary Polanowicz, October 2013
- Inspector General Letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority regarding Property Transfers to the Boston Red Sox, September 2013
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