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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.


Budget Overview

The total approved FY20 Operating Budget for the Office of Inspector General is $1,231,797, an increase of $91,207 or 8.00 percent from the FY19 Approved Budget of $1,140,590. Personnel Costs comprise 93.78 percent of the budget for six full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 7.00 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 6.22 percent of the FY20 budget.

Consistent with the County Charter, the County Executive makes recommendations on the operating budget for all County departments, offices, and agencies. However, recognizing the Charter-defined roles, the Executive defers significantly to Legislative and Judicial Branch agencies. Questions regarding the approved budgets for Legislative Branch departments should be directed to Mary Jane Berry, 240-777-7930.

County Priority Outcomes

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

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


Department Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY19 estimates reflect funding based on the FY19 approved budget. The FY20 and FY21 figures are performance targets based on the FY20 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY21.

Percent of complaints reviewed and action initiated within 5 business days97%94%95%95%95%
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 60 days 179%79%N/AN/AN/A
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 20 days 2N/AN/A80%80%80%
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 180 days 350%53%N/AN/AN/A
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 8 months 4N/AN/A60%60%60%
1  The performance measure for percent of initial inquiries completed changed beginning in FY19. This line reports the actual performance under the current target measurement of 79 percent.
2  With the introduction of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) 2017 revised Procedures Manual, the OIG has redefined the point at which an initial inquiry is either closed or reclassified as an audit, inspection, investigation, evaluation, or review. This change has the effect of moving detailed analysis work, previously completed during the preliminary inquiry stage, to the audit/inspection/investigation stage of our work.
3  The performance measure for percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed changed beginning in FY19. This line reports the actual performance under the current target measurement of 50 percent.
4  With the introduction of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) 2017 revised Procedures Manual, and in coordination with the above change, the OIG is extending the time to conclude audit, inspection, investigation, evaluation, or review work by two months. This change is consistent with both the transfer of detailed analysis work from the preliminary inquiry to the audit/inspection/investigation stage of our work, and the historic timeframes for completing audit work given available staffing resources.


  • The OIG publicly issued three reports; one advisory memorandum; and one preliminary inquiry memorandum to the County government during FY18. One additional Confidential Investigative Report was provided to the Ethics Commission as a result of investigative work the OIG completed at the Commission's request.

  • The OIG completed 33 preliminary inquiries and referrals during the year that addressed Complainant allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of County government or independent County agencies.


Collaboration and Partnerships

Collaborations and Partnerships

The OIG maintains memberships with the Association of Inspectors General (AIG), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) which enhance overall performance and broaden our staff's professional perspective. During FY18, the County's Inspector General served as the First Vice President of the District of Columbia Chapter of AIG. OIG staff members also voluntarily participate in the success of the AIG local Chapter. The Investigative Analyst serves on the AIG local Chapter Training Committee, and the Investigative Analyst worked with the AIG National Office to maintain the website for the AIG local chapter.


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 Edward L. Blansitt III of the Office of Inspector General at 240.777.8240 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
Salaries and Wages816595.00910643.00 893534.00 964098.005.9
Employee Benefits160453.00185610.00 185610.00 191025.002.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs977048.001096253.00 1079144.00 1155123.005.4
Operating Expenses13718.0044337.00 44337.00 76674.0072.9
County General Fund Expenditures990766.001140590.00 1123481.00 1231797.008.0
Full-Time6.006.00 6.00 6.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs7.007.00 7.00 7.000.0
FY20 Approved Changes
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Compensation Adjustment for Deputy Inspector General Position [Inspector General]597790.00
Increase Cost: Contracted Audit/Investigation Consultant Services [Inspector General]323370.00
Increase Cost: FY20 Compensation Adjustment290230.00
Restore: FY20 Pooled Position Salaries [Inspector General]175130.00
Increase Cost: Personnel Adjustments [Inspector General]166730.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment29150.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY19 Personnel Costs-670330.00
FY20 APPROVED12317977.00
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
FY20 Approved1232.0000001232.0000001232.0000001232.0000001232.0000001232.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Approved in FY200.00000018.00000018.00000018.00000018.00000018.000000
New positions in the FY20 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.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.00000067.00000067.00000067.00000067.00000067.000000
Restoration of one-time lapse adjustment in the budget development year
Labor Contracts0.00000018.00000018.00000018.00000018.00000018.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1232.0000001335.0000001335.0000001335.0000001335.0000001335.000000
Annualization of Personnel Costs and FTEs
TitleFY20 Approved FY21 Annualized
FY20 Pooled Position Salaries175130.00350260.00