Monthly Archives: May 2016

Steve Rohan Named Interim Inspector General for Jacksonville, FL

Posted on May31, 2016
Jacksonville's Inspector General has resigned so former city hall attorney, Steve Rohan, has been named the interim inspector general. Steve Rohan, who retired in 2012 after working 30 years in the city’s Office of General Counsel in a variety of positions, will lead the office until September. He is stepping in after the resignation of Thomas Cline. The independent office was created in 2014 and is responsible for investigating fraud, waste and abuse in city government. While Rohan doesn’t have…
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Broward County School Board Wants to Hire Inspector General

Posted on May20, 2016
On May 17, 2016, members of the Broward County School Board asked their staff to investigate the idea of hiring an inspector general. Board member Laurie Rich Levinson, who brought forward the idea, said extra scrutiny was needed as the district starts construction work through its $800 million voter-approved bond. She also pointed to recent issues, including a $3.5 million budget shortfall in the district's police department. Other board members agreed extra layers of oversight would be beneficial. "We're being…
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OIG Report, NASA Can Still Improve Their Risk Assessment Process to Identify Improper Payments

Posted on May13, 2016
NASA's Office of Inspector General reports that NASA has met all the appropriate Office of Management and Budget (OMB) criteria for the ACT of fiscal year 2015. However, there is still belief that the agency can improve it's risk assessment process to help detect improper payments. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, the Federal Government made an estimated $137 billion in improper payments to individuals, organizations, and contractors, an increase of approximately $12 billion from FY 2014. An improper payment is…
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According to OIG, USDA Needs to Improve Conservation Compliance Reviews

Posted on May09, 2016
The USDA's Office of Inspector General says that the officials of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) need to work on improving how they conduct their random conversation compliance reviews. According to OIG, only the producers enrolled in one FSA program - the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), which wasn't re-authorized by the 2014 farm bill - were subject to random sample reviews from 2012-2014, even though all recipients of payments, loans or other…
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