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 Council Notice of Meeting 5-14-15
- Former Westfield State University President Agrees to Pay the State to Settle Allegations of False Claims, May 2015
- 2014 Annual Report
2014 Highlights:• The Office investigated the spending practices of the then-president of the Westfield State University, Evan S. Dobelle.
• The Office’s Internal Special Audit Unit reviewed MassDOT’s fleet vehicle operations and identified areas for improvement.
• The Office addressed 650 complaints; handled 1,375 Chapter 30B inquires and questions; and provided public procurement training to over 1,300 participants.
- April 2015, Vol. 21, #1, Procurement Bulletin file size 1MB
Inside the April 2015 Procurement Bulletin
- Articles on:
- Reference Checks
- Avoiding Risks and Protecting Assets
- Trustees of Higher Education Trainings
- Listing of New MCPPO Designees
- MCPPO Course Information and Updated Schedule
- Articles on:
- Inspector General’s Investigation Leads to the Conviction of the Former President of the Quincy Housing Authority’s Tenant Association for Larceny, March 2015
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