At the conclusion of our audits and investigations, we send a short, nine-question survey to department management to assist us in determining whether or not we have met the needs of our customers. We use the responses Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!
This spring the Office of Inspector General joined the ranks of 37 other FDOT offices on Twitter. The primary goal in our tweets is an effort to keep interested parties apprised of activities and reminders from the Office of Inspector … Continue reading Follow Us on Twitter!
CONGRATULATIONS to our staff members who received new professional certifications! David T. Smith and Rich Schill for passing the Certified Inspector General Investigator certification. Denise Mottesheard is now a Certified Internal Auditor. & Nancy Shepherd is now … Continue reading Progress Toward Certification – Summer 2017
Congratulations to Ashley Clark and Kyle Erickson for being selected as the 2017 recipients of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) – Tallahassee Chapter’s Author Award for their article “Three Pillars of Trust” published in the Spring 2017 AGA Journal … Continue reading Recognized Employees
At the conclusion of our audits and investigations, we send a nine question survey to our customers (department management) to assist us in determining whether or not we have met their needs. We use the responses regarding timeliness, sufficiency, and value added as part of our performance measures and have now included them in our Smart Goals. Continue reading Customer Surveys are In!
To help the vast majority of FDOT’s honest employees and business partners, managers should set the proper “Tone at The Top” by reinforcing awareness of the risks facing anyone who commits willful violations. Managers can also address the likelihood of … Continue reading Let Them Know Someone is Watching
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
The Office of Inspector General provides a central point of coordination and responsibility for independent and objective audits, investigations, and other reviews that aim to deter, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse throughout the Florida Department of Transportation. We … Continue reading OIG Annual Report
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
At the conclusion of our audits and investigations we send a short, nine question survey to department management to assist us in determining whether or not we have met the needs of our customers. We use the responses regarding timeliness, … Continue reading Customer Survey Success!