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New Palm Beach County Inspector General starts work

Posted on July09, 2014
New county Inspector General John Carey started work this week and out-going Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s last day at work is scheduled to be Friday. Steckler was the county’s first-ever inspector general, a position created as part of the ethics reforms prompted by a string of local government corruption scandals. Read the entire article at Sun Sentinel
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Proposed Job-Performance Survey Raises Concerns From Inspector General Supporters

Posted on February11, 2013
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 that decision, a committee of county officials that reviews Steckler’s work has called for posting an online survey to gather public comment about her job…
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Inspector General Faces New Job Review in Fighting Fraud and Corruption

Posted on November02, 2012
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. A legal challenge filed by a coalition of local cities has threatened Steckler's funding. Both opponents and backers are being invited to chime in on…
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Florida Inspector General “Handcuffed” by Local Government

Posted on October30, 2012
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 of Boca Raton and Delray Beach; policies that Steckler maintains get in the way of her oversight duties. Specifically, Steckler contends that county and city…
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