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Palm Beach Inspector General Office Is Limping With Half Of Expected Budget & Staff.

Published on May 6, 2013 By admin

Palm Beach County’s first inspector general says she is so crippled by court rulings, budget restraints and push-back from the county and many of its cities that she can’t do the corruption-fighting job that voters envisioned for the 3-year-old post. The roadblocks have left Inspector General Sheryl Steckler with half her budget, half a staff […]

Inspector General is inspecting Mayor Muoio

Published on April 11, 2013 By admin

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, under investigation by the county’s Office of Inspector General, made a preemptive strike today by announcing the investigation herself before it became public. Muoio said she is not legally allowed to disclose the nature of the investigation until it is completed. Inspector General Sheryl Steckler also said she could […]

Proposed Job-Performance Survey Raises Concerns From Inspector General Supporters

Published on February 11, 2013 By admin

Palm Beach County’s government watchdog faces an online popularity test that could factor into whether she gets to keep her job. Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s four-year contract ends in 2014 and by the end of this year she is supposed to get notice about whether the county plans to make a change. To help make […]

West Palm Beach Commissioner Suggests Outsourcing Internal Audit to Inspector General

Published on December 6, 2012 By admin

As the city tries to find an internal auditor, Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell came up with a potential solution on Monday — pay Palm Beach County’s Office of Inspector General the $500,000 year budgeted to West Palm’s internal audit department. But both a city commissioner and the Inspector General found the idea ironic, considering that West […]

Inspector General Faces New Job Review in Fighting Fraud and Corruption

Published on November 2, 2012 By admin

Palm Beach County’s government corruption watchdog is about to get a new report card that will help determine whether she keeps her job. Supporters credit Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s oversight since 2010 with helping change the image of corruption-plagued Palm Beach County. But critics question the broad scope and rising cost of her investigative reach. […]

Florida Inspector General “Handcuffed” by Local Government

Published on October 30, 2012 By admin

Palm Beach County’s public corruption watchdog has called for convening a grand jury to help cut through potential interference from some of the local governments she investigates. Inspector General Sheryl Steckler has asked the State Attorney’s Office for a grand jury to review policies imposed by Palm Beach County government as well as the cities […]

Palm Beach Selects its First Inspector General

Published on May 11, 2010 By admin

The Palm Beach Post released an article regarding the county’s first Inspector General.  Currently she is the IG of the Florida Department of Children & Families.  When being asked about how she is going to serve the county and help change its image of corruption: “It’s about transparency,” she told the panel. “The more you […]