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 Employees Receive Commonwealth’s Citation for Outstanding Performance, August 2014
- Inspector General Council Notice of Meeting 8-21-14
Inspector General Letter Commenting on House bill 4377 and a Theater Tax Credit Proposal - August 2014
The Inspector General wrote to His Excellency Deval Patrick, Governor, regarding House bill 4377, An Act Promoting
Economic Growth Across the Commonwealth. The language of Sections 52 and 65 creates a theater tax credit similar to that currently available for films. The Inspector General stated that any tax credit should have stringent safeguards to prevent misuse and to ensure that the Commonwealth benefits fully from the establishment of the credit. The Inspector General recommended safeguards.
MCPPO Registration Form September-December 2014
Printable copy of the MCPPO Registration Form, including a list of all seminars, dates, locations, and costs.
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