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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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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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Public Letter re: Law Department Procurement of Outside Counsel

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the Chief Administrative Officer and the City Attorney regarding the Law Department's procurement of outside counsel. Evaluators found that the Law Department did not consistently ...

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Law Department Funding

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding of the Law Department, which provide in-house legal counsel for the City. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine taxpayer costs associated with the Law Department's role in th ...

City Evaluation of Professional Service Contractors

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) continuously monitors the City's procurement activities and provides technical assistance and feedback to improve the City's procurement practices. The purpose of this review was to determine whether the P ...

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Funding of Traffic Court

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding structure of the New Orleans Traffic Court (Court). The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the full cost of the Court during the years 2008 to 2012 and to determine how the Ci ...

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Parking Control Division Abuse of Work Rules & Failure to Cooperate with the OIG

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation based on allegations by local businesses that several Parking Control Officers (PCOs) were sitting in their businesses for extended periods of time while on duty. The OIG also ec ...

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Letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman RE: Construction of New Jail

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman regarding issues related to the construction of a new jail facility.

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New Orleans Utilities Regulation

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed a detailed assessment of utilities regulation in New Orleans. The purpose of the review was to answer several questions: Are utility customers in New Orleans best served by the city's unique r ...

New Orleans Police Department Funding

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) from 2008 to 2012. The purpose of this review was to provide policy makers and the public with a complete picture of NOPD spending and perf ...

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Follow-up report: Payroll Liabilities Performance Audit

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2013 report “Payroll Liabilities Performance Audit." The follow-up review found that the City fully implemented two corrective actions, and partially implemented one corrective action. ...

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Administrative Investigation: Malachi Hull, Taxicab Bureau

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an administrative investigation of the Taxicab Bureau's operations under the direction of Malachi Hull upon request from the City's First Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer.

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The City's Electronic Monitoring Program Part 2: Implementation and Supervision

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office administration of the City's electronic monitoring program (EMP) to examine EMP operations, review program protocols, assess how the monitoring deputies respon ...

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Bureau of Revenue’s Internal Controls, Compliance Division

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the internal controls of the post-audit processes of the Bureau of Revenue's Compliance Division from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012. Auditors tested the internal controls over the Compl ...

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New Orleans Police Department Staffing and Deployment: Meeting the Demand of Citizen Calls for Service with Existing Resources

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the New Orleans Police Department's (NOPD) force structure, focusing on the department's staffing and deployment to answer citizen-generated calls for service. The objectives of ...

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The New Orleans Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund Credit Card and Expense Reimbursement Transactions

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review of the New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund (NOFFPRF) policies and procedures for credit card transactions and expense reimbursements from January 1, 2010 through December 3 ...

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Follow-Up Report: Fixed Asset Internal Controls

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2011 performance audit "Fixed Assets Internal Controls." Auditors found that the City resolved one finding and partially resolved three of the nine findings noted in the 2011 Report. The ...

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New Orleans Police Department's Early Warning System

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review of the New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) early warning (EW) program. The purpose of this review was to determine if the EW program was implemented according to experts’ recommendati ...

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Security Taxing Districts

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review of New Orleans Security Taxing Districts to examine the reasons for the formation of security taxing districts, document key characteristics of the security districts, evaluate security ...

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