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
March 2014, Vol. 20, #1, Procurement Bulletin file size 1MB
Inside the March 2014 Procurement Bulletin:
- Late Bids
- Gifts, Trusts and Grants
- The "25-Percent Rule"
Listing of New MCPPO Designees
- Update on the Office of the Inspector General Joint Investigation of Abuse of Disabled Persons Parking Placards, March 2014
- Investigation of the Drug Laboratory at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute 2002 – 2012 - Executive Summary
- Bureau of Program Integrity's 2013-2014 Review of the Department of Transitional Assistance - Executive Summary
- Full report: Bureau of Program Integrity's 2013-2014 Review of the Department of Transitional Assistance, February 2014 file size 2MB
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