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 implemented the report’s recommendations to improve the effectiveness of its fuel receiving controls. The scope of the follow-up included all fuel delivered to the City in 2015 and compensation received since 2013 for past overbilling. In addition, evaluators reviewed changes the City made to its fuel receiving processes since the original inspection.
Evaluators found that the City made significant improvements to its fuel receiving controls at automated sites and improved its invoice review process. However, the City continued to lack effective oversight of fuel delivered to non-automated sites.