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Program Description

  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 submits reports with recommendations to appropriate officials. The Inspector General periodically conducts projects jointly with other government agencies and contractors.


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Program Contacts

Contact Ed Blansitt of the Office of Inspector General at 240.777.8241 or Helen P. Vallone of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2755 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percent of complaints reviewed and action initiated within 5 business days99%97%90%90%90%
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 60 days 183%79%79%N/AN/A
Percent of initial inquiries (with no reports or memo) completed within 20 days 2N/AN/AN/A80%80%
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 180 days 311%50%50%N/AN/A
Percent of audit/inspection/investigation reports completed within 8 months 4N/AN/AN/A60%60%
1  The performance measure for percent of initial inquiries completed will change beginning in FY19. This line reports the actual performance under the current target measurement of 79%.
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 will change beginning in FY19. This line reports the actual performance under the current target measurement of 50%.
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 2 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.
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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved10718727.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.687180.00
FY19 Approved11405907.00