Recently I was asked if the role of the Inspector General is a political position. After a great discussion with the person asking this question, I realized one of my roles as a new Inspector General needs to be to … Continue reading What is the role of the Inspector General?
C.S. Lewis said integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. Acting with integrity means understanding, accepting, and choosing to live in accordance with your principles. These principles commonly include honesty, fairness, and decency. This often … Continue reading Integrity, Conformity Bias, and Thinking Fast and Slow
Soon there may be a way of catching texting drivers using a high-tech technology known as ‘textalyzer’. This technology will allow an officer to quickly analyze if a cellphone was being used before a vehicular crash. New York’s governor, Andrew … Continue reading Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
More often than you might think the OIG receives a complaint about an employee operating a person business while on department time and sometimes while in a department facility. This is one such case, where the employee was alleged to be Continue reading Keeping Outside Business Interests Outside
The role of the Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General (OIG), is to provide a central point for coordination of, and responsibility for, activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in the department. The duties and responsibilities of … Continue reading OIG Annual Report 2013-2014
In 2000, Lawton Chiles, a former state and federal legislator, was elected to become Florida’s Governor. Chiles, a champion of the Federal Inspectors General Act of 1978 during his tenure as a United States Senator, recognized the value of putting … Continue reading Capture the Synergy