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Record #: F2013-73   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 10/16/2013
Title: Inspector General's Quarterly Report (2013 Q3)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Quarterly
Attachments: 1. F2013-73.pdf
Office of Inspector General
City of Chicago

Report of the Office of Inspector General: *************************

Quarterly Report of the Office of Inspector General
Third Quarter 2013

October 15,2013

866-IG-TIPLINE (866-448-4754) www.chicagoinspectorgeneral.ort ;

Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N Sedgwick, Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7799 Fax: (773) 478-3949

October 15,2013

To the Mayor, Members ofthe City Council, the City Clerk, the City Treasurer, and the residents of the City of Chicago:

Enclosed for your review is the public report on the operations of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) during the third quarter of 2013, filed with the City Council pursuant to Section 2-56-120 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

This quarter brought the start of additional responsibilities and functions for the OIG. Earlier this year the City Council approved a second round of amendments to the Ethics Ordinance based on recommendations by the Mayor's Ethics Reform Task Force. The amendments, which took effect on July 1, placed investigative authority for ethics, lobbyist, and campaign finance violations under the jurisdiction ofthe OIG respecting executive branch personnel and activities, and the Legislative Inspector General for legislative branch personnel. This resolved longstanding procedural and jurisdictional discord occurring under the prior version ofthe Ethics Ordinance. We are excited to have a role in invigorating this important enforcement area in the coming months and in 2014.

During the third quarter, the OIG also began preparing for a new calendar year. On September 30, we published a draft of our 2014 Annual Plan for the Audit and Program Review Section. The plan outlines potential audits for 2014 and summarizes the audit work completed in the first three quarters of 2013. Th...

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