The Office of the Inspector General released the 2018 Annual Report today and reported saving and recovering $10 million for the City, last year.
PHILADELPHIA – The Office of the Inspector General today released its annual report for 2018. The Office saved and recovered over $10 million for the City.
The $10 million in savings and recovery comes from pension disqualifications, demotions, suspensions, fines and assessments, and funds returned to the City through restitution.
The OIG’s work has resulted in 30 instances of employee discipline, 10 criminal enforcement actions, and two policy recommendations. 43 percent of the OIG’s complaints this year came from employees, showing that the vast majority of City employees are honest and hardworking.
“This report shows that while we’ve made great progress in rooting out fraud, corruption and misconduct in the City, we still have a long way to go before we can achieve our goals,” said Inspector General Amy L. Kurland, “We look forward to continuing to foster a good relationship with our constituents and law enforcement partners to create a culture of integrity within City government, and we thank the Kenney Administration for its continued support of our office.”
Over the last 11 years, the Office of the Inspector General has helped the City save or recover more than $87 million. Investigations since 2008 have led to more than 430 administrative actions and the arrest or indictment of 96 individuals.
The report is available online at the OIG’s website here.
About the Inspector General
The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to enhance public confidence in the integrity of City government by rooting out corruption, fraud, misconduct, waste, and mismanagement. For more information, visit www.phila.gov/ig.