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BRASS Purchasing and Accounts Payable Audit

Purpose of This Report: BRASS is the City’s critical financial infrastructure. In 2021, the City processed approximately $1.1 billion through this procurement and accounts payable system. Because of the serious issues in the prior audit reports and the c ...

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2021 Annual Report

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the 2021 Annual Report This report complies with City Code Sec. 2-1120(9), which directs the inspector general to report annually to the ethics review board on the activities of the office o ...

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Firefighters’ Pension Governance & Investment Policies

The New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund (NOFFPF) provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for local firefighters. The entity had a prior history of poor investment performance, including consistently negative overall returns fo ...

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Inspection of NOLA-311 Pothole Repairs

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the City of New Orleans (City) conducted an inspection of the Department of Public Work’s (DPW) policies and procedures for addressing pothole-related service requests submitted to the NOLA-311 service request syst ...

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ROI-S&WB Handcap Hang-Tags

Over the course of two days, OIG investigators found twenty-six (26) vehicles that were registered to S&WB employees or their relatives, bearing a handicap hang-tag and parked in a metered parking space in the immediate vicinity of the S&WB Office ...

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Bureau of Purchasing Competitive Bidding Inspection

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the City of New Orleans conducted an inspection of  competitive bidding processes within the City of New Orleans (City) Bureau of Purchasing. The purpose of the inspection was to examine whether City procure ...

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ROI-NOAB NAPA Auto Parts

The Office of Inspector General completed an investigation concerning an allegation that Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport employees were using the airport's account number at NAPA auto parts stores to obtain a discount towards the purchas ...

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Job Order Contracting Policies and Procedures

The Office of Inspector General for the City of New Orleans (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the Department of Property Management’s (DPM) Job Order Contracting Policies and Procedures. Job Order Contracts (JOC) are a multi-layered procurement mechanism ...

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ROI - OPCD NCIC User Access

Orleans Parish Communications District Operations Manager Wendy Ervin was given access to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunications System and the National Crime Information Center despite being a convicted felon.  OPCD employees are granted ...

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OIG Monthly Report - August 2021

The Office of Inspector General reports its monthly activites and progess to the Ethics Review Board.  The attached report list projects that were either addressed or completed in the month of August 2021.

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S&WB Internal Audit Follow-up Report

Purpose of This Report: In August 2019, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report titled “Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans Internal Audit Department Performance Audit” (2019 Report). The OIG conducted a follow-up audit to its 2019 Re ...

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DOJ B. Medus Rearraignment Press Release

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ASSISTANT CHIEF MECHANICAL INSPECTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO USING AN INTERSTATE FACILITY WITH INTENT TO CARRY ON UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY   NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that BRIAN MEDUS, 44, of Covington, plea ...

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OIG Jurisdiction Affirmed by 4th Circuit Court - OPCD

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has the statutory authority to investigate and audit the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD). This decision solidified the initia ...

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Hard Rock Building Collapse - DA Letter Follow up

On October 12, 2019, there was a catastrophic collapse of a building under construction at 1031 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. known as the Hard Rock Hotel. During the collapse, three individuals perished and dozens of other individuals were injured. The ...

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Hard Rock Building Collapse - DA Letter

On October 12, 2019, there was a catastrophic collapse of a building under construction at 1031 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. known as the Hard Rock Hotel. During the collapse, three individuals perished and dozens of other individuals were injured. The ...

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City Wide Risk Assessment Report

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse and promote efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the City of New Orleans (City). The OIG periodically conducts a city-wide risk ...

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ROI-Homestead Exemption

The Homestead Exemption is a state exemption for residential property owners. A property owner may be exempt from a portion of property taxes if the owner is eligible for the Homestead Exemption. A domicile is one’s permanent owned residence. A person can ...

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Audubon Nature Institute Payroll Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance audit of the Audubon Nature Institute’s (Institute) internal controls over the employeenew hire, termination, payroll, and executive compensation processes. The objectives of the audit were to ...

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Audubon Nature Institute Use of Funds Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance audit of the Audubon Nature Institute’s (Institute) use of funds for the period of January1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. The objectives of the audit were todetermine if: The Institute’s p ...

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S&WB Billing Dispute Resolution

In October 2016, the S&WB switched from its internally created customer accounts program to a customer service management software provided by Cogsdale Corp. By April 2017, the agency had discovered a large number of billing errors, primarily through ...

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