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 1-31-17
- IG Letter regarding MassDOT's Payments for Emergency Services on the Massachusetts Turnpike, January 2017
- The Office's Internal Special Audit Unit ("ISAU") analyzed the cost of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's ("MassDOT") emergency services contracts with municipalities on the Massachusetts Turnpike ("Turnpike"). The ISAU found that since MassDOT’s creation in 2009, MassDOT has expended over $600,000 in public funds to pay for private citizens’ and businesses’ emergency services. The ISAU estimates these contracts could cost MassDOT over $1M during the total contract period from 2010 to 2020.
- January 2017, Vol. 23, #1, Procurement Bulletin file size 1MB
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- Information on a recently-issued advisory on Energy Broker Services
- New designees
- MCPPO January-June 2017 schedule and registration form
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- OIG Joint Investigation Results in Charges Against Former Blandford Tax Collector, January 2017
- The Bureau of Program Integrity’s Update on the Work Program Requirement for Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children, November 2016 file size 2MB
- This report is a further examination of the Work Program Requirement for the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance. Part One of this report is focused on the implementation of the Pathways to Self-Sufficiency program outlined in the 2014 Welfare Reform Statute. Part Two is focused on larger contextual issues related to the Work Program Requirement and the opportunities for collaboration across secretariats related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant and the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. The Bureau’s initial report is available at: The Bureau of Program Integrity's Review of the Work Program Requirement for Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children, July 2014 file size 1MB.
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