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
- IG Review of Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Procurement for Towing Services, September 2016
- The Office reviewed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (“MassDOT”) procurement for towing services on the Massachusetts Turnpike that began in 2013. The Office found that MassDOT’s Procurement Management Team (“PMT”) violated the agency’s procurement rules in several ways. The Office also found evidence of favoritism toward one company and bias against that company’s competitors. The Office’s review also determined that MassDOT failed to administer the existing towing contract properly, resulting in lost revenue. MassDOT cancelled the procurement when the Office began its review, and sought new bids in July 2016. The new procurement incorporated many of the Office’s recommendations.
- MCPPO Registration Form September - December 2016
The Office has issued a printable copy of the current MCPPO Registration Form, including a list of all seminars, dates, locations and costs.
- IG Investigation Leads to $5.5 Million Plum Island Settlement from CDM Smith, August 2016
- Changes to Chapter 30B and Construction Laws, Effective November 7, 2016
- Former ROXSE Homes Worker Sentenced for Taking Bribes, August 2016
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