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We prevent and detect fraud and abuse and promote efficiency and effectiveness of the programs and operations of the City of New Orleans.

In 2016 alone, the OIG identified

$29 million

in potential savings to the City.

From 2009 through 2016, the OIG identified

$95 million

in potential savings to the City.

Since the May 2014 NOPD Staffing report
the police superintendent has moved

more officers

to the street

The City implemented a recommendation from a 2013 OIG report and generated

$14 million

in 2015-2016

The OIG issued

140 reports and public letters

since 2009

The OIG has oversight responsibility for more than

6,500 employees and $2 billion in assets

throughout New Orleans

Joint investigations between the OIG and its law enforcement partners resulted in

13 criminal actions and 24 administrative actions

in 2016

Lead exposure and Infrastructure reconstruction

Portions of LSL    RoadWork NOLA Pic

The OIG released a report titled "Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction" to inform city officials, Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) managers, and the public of the increased risk of exposure to lead in water due to infrastructure reconstruction projects in New Orleans. The OIG also developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for residents concerned about lead in their water.

The Inside Story

The OIG sends team members to community events and neighborhood meetings to explain our work and obtain feedback from citizens.

Construction Fraud Division

Cconstruction of a new $826 million terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
The mission of the Construction Fraud Division is to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in public projects for the City of New Orleans, with a focus on construction of a nearly $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

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