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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 FY23 Operating Budget for the Office of Inspector General is $2,512,400, an increase of $359,583 or 16.70 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $2,152,817. Personnel Costs comprise 95.07 percent of the budget for 17 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 17.00 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 4.93 percent of the FY23 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • A Growing Economy
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

MeasureActual
FY20
Actual
FY21
Estimated
FY22
Target
FY23
Target
FY24
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 20 business days 193%100%80%
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 8 months100%71%60%
Percent of complaints reviewed and action initiated within 5 business days96%97%95%
Number of audits or reviews of Principal Departments completed in current cycle (24 total to be completed in FY21-FY24 cycle)N/A0355
Number of evaluations, inspections, or reviews of County programs and operations completed annually (the goal is two per year)N/A6333
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

  • Continue 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 high-risk 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.
  • Advance Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through every facet of work. In FY21, OIG began applying a DEI lens to the planning phase of every announced engagement to identify areas of impact and ensure inclusion of diverse perspectives. OIG employed visual and verbal resources in our interviews, adopted an inclusive language guide and increased our language capacity to better engage with and serve residents.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Identify, acquire, and implement case management systems, automated 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 Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240-777-2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Recommended
FY23
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1218784.001651899.00 1476913.00 1902262.0015.2
Employee Benefits282232.00391181.00 366115.00 486377.0024.3
County General Fund Personnel Costs1501016.002043080.00 1843028.00 2388639.0016.9
Operating Expenses58195.00109737.00 106892.00 123761.0012.8
County General Fund Expenditures1559211.002152817.00 1949920.00 2512400.0016.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time11.0013.00 13.00 17.0030.8
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs12.0014.00 14.00 17.0021.4
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages584.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs584.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures584.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants584.000.00 0.00 0.00
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues584.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures1559795.002152817.00 1949920.00 2512400.0016.7
Total Full-Time Positions11.0013.00 13.00 17.0030.8
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs12.0014.00 14.00 17.0021.4
Total Revenues584.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY23 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION215281714.00
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Implementation of Bill 11-19- Staff for OIG Audit Division [Inspector General]2940993.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases417030.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment285710.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment31130.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment15220.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY22-44930.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-49320.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED251240017.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended2512.0000002512.0000002512.0000002512.0000002512.0000002512.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY230.00000095.00000095.00000095.00000095.00000095.000000
New positions in the FY23 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 FY230.000000-6.000000-6.000000-6.000000-6.000000-6.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY23, including computers for new employees, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.00000076.00000076.00000076.00000076.00000076.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures2512.0000002677.0000002677.0000002677.0000002677.0000002677.000000