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Record #: F2020-8   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 2/19/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Inspector General's follow-up inquiry regarding Chicago Police Department overtime controls audit
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General, - REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2020-8.pdf


JOSEPH M FERGUSON INSPECTOR GENERAL

CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL 740 NORTH SEDGWICK STREET, SUI I E 200 CFIICAGO, ILLINOIS 60654 TELEPHONE (773) 478-7799 FAX (773) 478-3949

FEBRUARY 3, 2020
TO THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, CITY CLERK, CITY TREASURER, AND RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHICACO:
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its October 2017 audit ofthe Chicago Police Department's (CPD) overtime controls. Based on the Department's responses, OIG concludes that, ofthe 13 corrective actions related to the audit findings, CPD has fully implemented 2, substantially implemented 2, partially implemented 7, and not implemented 2.

The purpose ofthe 2017 audit was to determine if CPD effectively managed regular-duty overtime to prevent waste and abuse. Our audit found that CPD's operational controls did not adequately prevent unnecessary overtime, deter abuse of minimum time provisions, or ensure that overtime was paid in compliance with policies and procedures. We also found that CPD management controls did not adequately prevent officer fatigue, control costs, or detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Finally, OIG found that CPD directives related to timekeeping did not reflect current practice, did not provide adequate detail to ensure consistent application of Department policies, and did not include policies to prevent excessive overtime, prevent officer fatigue, or control costs.

Based on the results of the audit, OIG recommended that CPD,
work with the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) to implement an automated timekeeping system that includes the controls necessary to ensure that timekeeping records are accurate, verifiable, and complete;
immediately implement the necessary manual controls to prevent the operational errors and potential abuse described in the audit;
conduct a routine reconciliation between the data in the Department's management reporting and payroll processing systems;
ensure that...

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