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Office of Inspector General / About Us
The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote integrity, accountability and process improvement in the Department of Transportation by providing objective fact-based assessments to the DOT Team.
Our vision is to be Championed by our customers, benchmarked by our counterparts, and dedicated to quality in our products and services.
The Office of Inspector General is located in Tallahassee and provides coverage from this central location. The Office of Inspector General was created as part of the Inspector General Act of 1994 which created an Office of Inspector General in each state agency "as a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government."
Section 20.055, F.S., defines the duties and responsibilities of agency inspectors' general as follows:
Providing direction for and coordinating audits, investigations and management reviews relating to the programs and operations of the agency.
Keeping the agency head informed concerning fraud, abuses and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the state agency, recommended corrective action concerning fraud, abuses and deficiencies and report on the progress made in implementing corrective action.
Reviewing the actions taken by the state agency to improve program performance and meet program standards and making recommendations for improvement, if necessary.
Advising in the development of performance measures, standards and procedures for evaluating agency programs; reviewing actions taken by the agency to improve performance to meet program standards.
Ensuring an appropriate balance is maintained between audit, investigative and other accountability activities.
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