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Our Mission At The OIG

The OIG is an independent, nonpartisan body. It serves the citizens of New Orleans and provides independent and objective reporting to the Mayor, City Council, New Orleans residents, and other interested parties. 

Our mission has two parts. First, to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in City government. Second, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in City operations and programs. 

Have you witnessed or experienced fraud, abuse, or waste from the City government? You can safely and securely report the information to OIG. 

Who Are WeOur History

In 2006, City Code Ordinance §2-1121 established the New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG), in accordance with section 9-401 of the Home Rule Charter.
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OUR DIVISIONSOffices of the Inspector General

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Legal Affairs and Administration

The General Counsel provides legal counsel for the OIG. The General Counsel reviews all OIG work products for legal accuracy. 

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Government Performance

The Inspection and Evaluation Division’s goal is to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability of city programs, agencies, and operations. To accomplish that goal, evaluators conduct independent, objective, empirically based, and methodologically sound inspections, evaluations, and performance reviews. The Division’s work products, intended for program managers, policy makers, and the public, use clear language and visual representations of data and processes to communicate findings and recommendations intended to help city government achieve the highest possible standards of performance.

All inspections, evaluations, and reviews are conducted in accordance with the Association of Inspectors General Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General (Green Book).

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Government Integrity

Government Integrity includes the Investigations and Audit Divisions. The Investigations Division conducts preliminary investigations into potential fraud, waste, and abuse stemming from a number of sources: credible allegations; evidence uncovered through OIG audits, inspections, and evaluations; documentary evidence; or indicators resulting from computer-aided data analyses. Investigators refer evidence of fraudulent activity to the appropriate authorities for prosecution. The Division also prevents fraud and abuse by conducting fraud awareness seminars and other communications with city employees, businesses, and citizens.

The Audit Division conducts financial audits, attestations, and performance audits of city programs and operations. Audit engagements test for appropriate internal controls and compliance with laws, regulations, or other requirements. The Audit Division issues reports containing findings and recommendations for improvements. The Division also advises the City of New Orleans on developing sound management information and financial reporting systems designed to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthen city programs and operations.

All investigations are conducted in accordance with the Association of Inspectors General Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General (Green Book).

The Audit and Review Division follows the Government Auditing Standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office (Yellow Book) in addition to the Association of Inspectors General Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General (Green Book).

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