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 assessment to systematically assess risk within the City, including but not limited to, its departments, agencies, districts, and component units (collectively referred to as “entity”). The risk assessment provides the OIG with pertinent information to allocate its resources efficiently and effectively, identify potential projects, and create a framework to determine audit and evaluation priorities in future years.
In 2019 and 2020, the City’s risks evolved and the operating environment changed significantly because of the cyberattack and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To determine its 2021 priorities, the OIG revised its risk assessment in 2020 to account for these evolving risks.
The purpose of this report is to disseminate the results to the public, the Mayor, City Council, Ethics Review Board, and interested parties.