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 the Winchendon Board of Selectmen Regarding a Police Station Site, May 2013
2012 Annual Report
• The Office's investigations resulted in recoveries, fines and penalties of $12,628,924;
• The Office identified potential cost savings of $233,548,146;
• The Office completed a review of an energy management services contract, which resulted in a settlement.
- Contracting Violations at the Brockton Public School District’s Facilities Department, April 2013
- Inspector General Council Notice of Meeting 3-13-13
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