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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 New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB). This report includes a summary of actions and accomplishments ...

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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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Follow-up Report: French Market Corporation Use of Funds

Auditors found positive results during follow-up testing that demonstrated that the FMC implemented the majority of the 2013 report's recommendations. All FMC sponsorship payments to other organizations included a cooperative endeavor agreement (CEA) whic ...

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Pedestrian Crossing Signals

According to the Federal Highway Administration, pedestrian crossing signals increase pedestrian safety. Yet 87 percent of signalized intersections in New Orleans did not have pedestrian crossing signals. A longstanding informal practice at the Department ...

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Public Letter re: Erroneous Parking Citations

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information from several sources that citizens received erroneous parking citations. OIG investigators reviewed thousands of issued citations, spoke with victims, city employees, and the parking c ...

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Follow-up Report: Fuel Receiving Controls

The Office of the Inspector General of the City of New Orleans (OIG) conducted a follow-up to its 2013 report, "Inspection of City of New Orleans Fuel Receiving Controls." The objective of the follow-up was to determine the extent to which the City implem ...

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Public Letter re: Serious Problems with Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund for the City of New Orleans

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the Mayor and City Council to raise questions about the cost of the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund for the City of New Orleans.

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Public Letter to New Orleans City Council re: Proposed Ordinances

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the City Council regarding proposed ordinances to allow standby pay for the Sewerage and Water Board and increase the annual limit on overtime.

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Follow-up Report: Sanitation Fee Collection by the Sewerage and Water Board

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its July 2013 report on the Sewerage and Water Board's (S&WB) collection of sanitation fees. The original report found that neither the City nor the S&WB terminated sanitation or wat ...

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Fleet Management

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the City's fleet management program. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine if the City had effective policies and procedures in place to manage its fleet effectively and ...

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Fuel Dispensing

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the City's fuel dispensing program. In 2015 the City spent approximately $3.2 million on more than 1.6 million gallons of fuel. Given this significant investment, the OIG sought ...

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