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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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Inspector General Response to ERB QAC report - 2020

Pursuant to the applicable ordinances, the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) submits our formal response to the May 11, 2020, Report of the Quality Assurance Review Committee’s (QARAC) to the Ethics Review Board (ERB). As set forth in ...

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ROI-PMD Excessive Overtime

Allegation of Possible Abuse of Overtime by Allegation of Possible Abuse of Overtime byEmployees in the Property Management Department in calendar year 2018 The City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information that Departmen tTh ...

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Traffic Camera Safety Program Report

The Office of Inspector General of the City of New Orleans (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the management and operations of the Traffic Camera Safety Program (TCSP or “program”). The purpose of the evaluation was to determine whether the program was oper ...

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ROI-Allegation that former employee Rachael C. Gagliano, Administrative Support Specialist, accepted monetary compensation from one or more forensic psychiatrists

Chief Investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, contacted the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General concerning allegations that former employee Rachael C. Gagliano, Administrative Support Specialist accepted monetary compensation fro ...

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Audubon Commission and Audubon Nature Institute Purchase Cards and Expense Reimbursements Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance audit of the Audubon Nature Institute’s (Institute) internal controls over employee purchase card transactions and expense reimbursements for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 201 ...

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DPW Emergency Catch Basin Cleaning Project Performance Audit

As detailed in its performance audit of the Department of Public Works (DPW) Emergency Catch Basin Project (Project) released today, the Office of Inspector General for the City of New Orleans (OIG) concluded the contracted entities performed the services ...

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Report of Investigation - Department of Health employee Mara Hahn

Allegation that Health Department employee Mara Hahn personally benefited from the submission of a $4,000 invoice dated May 26, 2017 for food and supplies purchased by the Conrad Park Booster Club for the Hollygrove Family Fest held on May 13, 2017.

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Hot Mix Asphalt Contract Follow-up Report

On November 21, 2017, the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a letter to the Department of Public Works (DPW) concerning the purchasing and application of Hot Mix Asphalt.  The findings and recommendations are summarized in ...

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Report of Investigation: Department of Health Employees Sarah Babcock and Timothy Murphy use of compensatory time

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released a report titled "Report of Investigation: Department of Health Employees Sarah Babcock and Timothy Murphy use of compensatory time."   The OIG has determined that Sarah A. Bab ...

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