Establishing and Maintaining a Trusting Relationship with Your Executive Leadership Team

From left to right: Moderator CIG Melinda Miguel, DMS Secretary Chad Poppell, HSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes, DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, APD Director Barbara Palmer, and FDOT IG and FCAIG President Bob Clift. Internal audit and investigations are the two key functions statutorily assigned to Offices of Inspector General (OIG) in Florida. Most members of the Inspector General (IG) community are actively involved in professional organizations, such as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Inspectors General (AIG), and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). In a recent study of Inspectors General, Dr. Matthew D. Harris, Assistant Special Agent … Continue reading Establishing and Maintaining a Trusting Relationship with Your Executive Leadership Team

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Former Ithaca, New York, Transit Agency Employee Debarred by FTA On September 30, 2016, FTA debarred Pamela Johnson from Federal contracting for 3 years related to an embezzlement scheme. In June 2015, Johnson pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced in Tompkins County, New York State Court, for her role in an embezzlement scheme against Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). Johnson was sentenced to 3 months in jail, followed by 3 months of home confinement and 5 years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $247,785 in restitution to TCAT.  While employed as the accounts assistant for TCAT from 2009 … Continue reading USDOT News