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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 approved FY21 Operating Budget for the Office of Inspector General is $1,835,612, an increase of $603,815 or 49.02 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $1,231,797. Personnel Costs comprise 94.90 percent of the budget for 11 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 12.00 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 5.10 percent of the FY21 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 County Executive defers significantly to Legislative and Judicial Branch agencies. Questions regarding the approved budgets for Legislative Branch departments should be directed to Sandra Marin, 240-777-7923.

County Priority Outcomes

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

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

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY20 estimates reflect funding based on the FY20 approved budget. The FY21 and FY22 figures are performance targets based on the FY21 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY22.

MeasureActual
FY18
Actual
FY19
Estimated
FY20
Target
FY21
Target
FY22
Percent of complaints reviewed and action initiated within 5 business days94%98%95%9595
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 20 days 1N/A82%80%
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 8 monthsN/A50%60%6060
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

  • In FY21 the OIG continues to pursue expansion to implement Bill 11-19 by adding Auditor positions which will allow the OIG to conduct a systematic risk-based rotating group by group review of the internal accounting and contracting processes and controls used by each department and principal office in the Executive Branch, as well as audit highrisk County contracts and agreements. Auditing the County's accounting and contracting processes on a recurring basis ensures that accounting/contracting programs are running effectively and efficiently.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Develop and implement audit programs needed to conduct systematic risk-based rotating group by group review of the internal accounting and contracting processes and controls for Montgomery County Government departments.
  • Identify, acquire, and implement case management systems; automate complaints processing, audit program management, and investigatory engagements.
  • Develop a mechanism to track savings and improvements identified through OIG audits, investigations, and referrals, and a follow-up system for management to report on actual savings and improvements.

  • Implement outreach programs 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.

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 240-777-8243 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
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Approved
FY21
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages664737.00964098.00 1138208.00 1431510.0048.5
Employee Benefits138264.00191025.00 191025.00 310574.0062.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs803001.001155123.00 1329233.00 1742084.0050.8
Operating Expenses28513.0076674.00 175445.00 93528.0022.0
County General Fund Expenditures831514.001231797.00 1504678.00 1835612.0049.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time6.006.00 6.00 11.0083.3
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs7.007.00 7.00 12.0071.4
FY21 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment223700.00
Decrease Cost: Personnel Cost Adjustments (Mid-Point Salary for New Positions) [Inspector General]-1545670.00
FY21 APPROVED-1321970.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Approved1836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Subtotal Expenditures1836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.0000001836.000000