- Office of the Inspector General
An OIG investigation found that former Essex County Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. knowingly authorized healthy employees to use sizable amounts of sick leave – often several months’ worth – immediately before retiring, a violation of the rules that applied to most Essex County Sheriff’s Department employees. The practice cost taxpayers more than $1,000,000. To read the OIG's report about its investigation, please click here.
Other recent publications are available at: OIG 2017 Reports and Recommendations.