The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote accountability, efficiency, and integrity in the City government by identifying financial waste, fraud, and abuse. This, in turn, promotes public trust in the City government. Citizens have the right to expect effective and honest City leadership virtues that are best fostered when the government policies itself and initiates improvements in operational efficiency. The OIG contributes to these objectives through impartial and independent investigations.
THE OIG INVESTIGATIVE PRINCIPLE
The only question to answer is: what does the evidence show? It may lead down a road you will not want to go down or it will lead exactly where you thought it would. It may not lead anywhere. Do not ever give up looking for evidence, but do not create it either. Wherever the evidence leads is the path we take. We pursue the truth with an objective mind, without prejudice, and regardless of politics.