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This Annual Work Plan of the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) covers the period from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. Pursuant to the City Charter, the enabling Ordinance and applicable professional standards and consistent with ...

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Construction Fraud Quarterly Status Report 4/1/2018 - 6/30/2018

This report is issued quarterly to provide a periodic status update on the work of the Office of Inspector General’s Construction Fraud Division (CFD) for the NewOrleans Aviation Board (NOAB). This report includes a summary of actions and accomplishments ...

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Sewerage and Water Board Employees are utilizing handicap hang-tags to park for free

In June of 2017, the OIG received a complaint that Sewerage and Water Board employees were parking for free on and around St. Joseph Street by using handicapped parking placards in their personal vehicles. Vehicles bearing a handicap hang-tag issued to a ...

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Letter to Mayor & Council re: Sewerage and Water Board

The Sewerage & Water Board’s huge operating budget and multi billion dollar capital program makes it as financially significant as the rest of city government combined. After five years of OIG reports that confirmed the S&WB’s poor performance and wastefu ...

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Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction

The City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) have embarked on $2.4 billion of FEMA-funded infrastructure reconstruction projects in addition to ongoing road construction projects funded by other revenue sources. Many of these projects i ...

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Follow-up Report: Motor Vehicle Self-Insurance

Overall, evaluators conducting this follow-up found that the City improved its motor vehicle self-insurance program. However, the City did not fully implement all of the OIG's recommendations; additionally, many recommendations were not addressed until al ...

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Municipal Court Funding

Evaluators reviewed Municipal Court funding between 2008 and 2015 and found that three entities were responsible for funding the Court (City, State, and Court), but the ambiguity of the legal framework failed to delineate clearly each entity’s responsibil ...

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Follow-up Report: Property and Casualty Insurance

The OIG found the City made improvements to its property and casualty insurance program since hiring a Risk Manager in June 2014. Specifically, the City: secured an updated Insurance Commissioner Certification for property and flood insurance coverage ...

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