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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of County government and independent County agencies, prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities, and propose ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government and County-funded agencies.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY22 Operating Budget for the Office of Inspector General is $2,091,455, an increase of $255,843 or 13.94 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $1,835,612. Personnel Costs comprise 94.75 percent of the budget for 13 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 14.00 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 5.25 percent of the FY22 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • A Growing Economy
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

MeasureActual
FY19
Actual
FY20
Estimated
FY21
Target
FY22
Target
FY23
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 20 business days 182%93%80%
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 8 months50%100%60%
Percent of complaints reviewed and action initiated within 5 business days98%96%95%
Number of audits or reviews of Principal Departments completed in current cycle (24 total to be completed in FY21-FY24 cycle)N/AN/A356
Number of evaluations, inspections, or reviews of County programs and operations completed annually (the goal is two per year)N/AN/A222
1  The Office of Inspector General (OIG) either completed preliminary inquiry work without further comment, or reclassified the item for continuation as an audit, inspection, investigation, evaluation, or review.
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Initiatives

  • The OIG reviewed the Public Health Emergency Grants issued by Montgomery County in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. OIG assessed the resulting programs and agreements totaling $20.95M where the risk was high and opportunities for abuse were many. OIG issued a Bulletin to County leadership in October 2020 outlining enhancements that could be instituted to strengthen current and future County grant programs. By reviewing programs at their inception, the OIG can recommend impactful modifications and safeguarding measures to ensure the integrity of County programs.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Implemented an outreach program to help educate County Employees on how they can help the OIG to fight fraud, waste and abuse, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the programs and operations of the County government and independent County agencies. Outreach efforts resulted in a 92% increase in complaints received between FY19 and FY20.

  • Implemented an Audit Division to conduct systematic risk-based rotating group by group review of the internal accounting and contracting processes and controls for Montgomery County Government departments.

  • Expanded oversight by over $2 Billion to include Montgomery College, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Board of Education, and Montgomery County Public Schools through passage of legislation.

  • Acquired and implemented a critical case management system to support the work of the Audit Division by providing a platform for audit planning, project execution, and report distribution. The software is programmed to assure conformance with the generally accepted governmental auditing standards which is the standard the OIG is required to meet under county law.

Program Descriptions

  Inspector General

The Inspector General conducts independent audits, reviews, and investigations; receives and investigates credible complaints; reports possible violations of the law to law enforcement or another appropriate organization; notifies the County Council and County Executive of serious problems in programs; reviews legislation and regulations to strengthen controls and increase accountability; and...

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Program Contacts

Contact Becky Bolat of the Office of Inspector General at 240-777-1158 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Recommended
FY22
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages749316.001431510.00 1200655.00 1602796.0012.0
Employee Benefits159586.00310574.00 281114.00 378922.0022.0
County General Fund Personnel Costs908902.001742084.00 1481769.00 1981718.0013.8
Operating Expenses106798.0093528.00 63328.00 109737.0017.3
County General Fund Expenditures1015700.001835612.00 1545097.00 2091455.0013.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time6.0011.00 11.00 13.0018.2
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs7.0012.00 12.00 14.0016.7
FY22 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION183561212.00
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Implementation of Bill 11-19- Staff for OIG Audit Division [Inspector General]1970712.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment623790.00
Increase Cost: Reclassification of Positions [Inspector General]366910.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment249420.00
Increase Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment32260.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment24310.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-708970.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED209145514.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended2091.0000002091.0000002091.0000002091.0000002091.0000002091.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY220.00000061.00000061.00000061.00000061.00000061.000000
New positions in the FY22 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY220.000000-4.000000-4.000000-4.000000-4.000000-4.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY22, including (fill in major item names based on your Competition List), will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.00000042.00000042.00000042.00000042.00000042.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures2091.0000002190.0000002190.0000002190.0000002190.0000002190.000000