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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 ...

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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New Orleans Police Department Documenting and Reporting of Rapes

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance audit of the New Orleans Police Department's (NOPD) documenting and reporting of rapes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR Program) f ...

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Sewerage and Water Board Fee Collection and Controls

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance audit of the Sewerage and Water Board's (S&WB) internal controls related to fee collection. The objective of the audit was to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the S&WB's ...

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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 ...