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Record #: F2019-12   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/13/2019
Title: Inspector General's Audit of Operations of Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Attachments: 1. F2019-12.pdf
JANUARY 2019
CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL


AUDIT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE
REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
CHICAGO BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS



JOSEPH M FERGUSON INSPECTOR GENERAL


CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL 740 NORTH SEDGWICK STREET, SUITE 200 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60654 TELEPHONE- (773) 478-7799 FAX' (773) 478-3949
JANUARY 29, 2019

TO THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY:
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the operations of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners (CBOEC), pursuant to your designation of our office as an independent external auditor of CBOEC.

OIG sought to determine whether CBOEC employed sufficient financial controls to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse; whether its human resources program was designed to support its mission; and whether it maintained a contingency plan to ensure continuity of operations in the event of attack or disaster.

Based on the audit results, OIG concluded that CBOEC has spent taxpayer money on unnecessary expenses, and has both overcharged its funders and caused them to record financial transactions incorrectly. Some of CBOEC's employees are not receiving benefits to which they may be entitled CBOEC does not budget accurately for personnel, and its hiring, compensation, and succession planning activities do not align with best practices. Lastly, CBOEC cannot assure the public that it would be able to maintain election operations in the event of an attack or disaster. Although CBOEC was informed of several of these problems in May 2009, CBOEC did not follow through on many ofthe corrective actions it committed to undertake

OIG's audit makes recommendations aimed at improving CBOEC's fiscal administration, bringing its hiring, compensation, and employee succession programs into alignment with best practices, and establishing plans to ensure the safety and reliability of elections in the event of catastrophe.

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