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Who We Are:
In 1997, the County Council for MontgomeryCounty passed legislation to create the Inspector General’s Office to serve as a watchdog to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in County government operations. The specific goals, authority, and duties of the Office are found in Montgomery County Code, §2-151.
What We Do:
Although appointed by the County Council, the Inspector General is solely responsible for choosing topics for review after carefully considering available resources and the mission of the Office. The mission is stated in three goals set forth in the enabling legislation.
Prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities
Propose ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies
Review efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operation of County government and independent County-funded agencies
The Inspector General has established an Advisory Group to assist the OIG in developing annual plans for executing and reporting on audits and investigations; determining position and skill needs of the office; and assessing its budgetary needs. The members of the OIG Advisory Group operate under a charter that sets the qualifications for membership and anticipated activities of the members.