News OIG Issues New Publication - OIG Bulletin - February 2020

The Office of the Inspector General's February 2020 OIG Bulletin includes articles on preventing fraud, public contracting and using data analytics.
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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is pleased to announce the publication of its first edition of the OIG Bulletin, February 2020, Vol. 1, #1 (pdf).  Like the Procurement Bulletin, the OIG Bulletin contains information about the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program, answers to frequently-asked procurement questions related to the Uniform Procurement Act, also known as Chapter 30B, and other laws that support transparency and accountability in government.  The OIG Bulletin is designed to support your efforts to protect your communities with even more information from all of the Office’s divisions.  This edition of the OIG Bulletin has articles from the Bureau of Program Integrity, the Internal Special Audit Unit at MassDOT and the Audit, Oversight and Investigation division. 

You’ll find information on:

  • Fraud detection and prevention tips related to “sunshine” funds and invoice review
  • Data-based decision making to manage fraud, waste and abuse risks
  • Ways to identify red flags for fraud from employees, management and vendors

You’ll also see our current schedule of upcoming MCPPO classes. 

Remember to also follow us on our Twitter and LinkedIn social media platforms and take advantage of our recently added YouTube videos, as well as other resources on a wide variety of topics about how to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse of public resources.

Office of the Inspector General 

The Office of the Inspector General is an independent agency that promotes good government by preventing and detecting the misuse of public funds and public property. The Office conducts confidential investigations, improves transparency in government, helps government run more effectively and educates government employees and the public.