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Welcome from the Inspector General

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG promotes efficiency and effectiveness in the administration and operations within governments and entities under OIG jurisdiction. Further, we detect, deter, and prevent - fraud, waste, mismanagement and misconduct. We do this through conducting audits, investigations and contract oversight.

By vote of the citizens, our jurisdiction includes the County Government and each of the 38 municipalities. Other public entities that have voluntarily entered into contracts for our oversight include the Children’s Services Council and the Solid Waste Authority.

It is an honor to serve as the IG of Palm Beach County. I am committed to championing openness, integrity, and continuous improvement in government.

John A. Carey
Inspector General

Report Waste, Fraud or Abuse

The OIG needs your help. To report allegations or see illustrations of suspected waste, fraud, misconduct, mismanagement or other abuses, click the link below:

Report Waste, Fraud or Abuse
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Share Your Thoughts

If you would like to provide your ideas to make government better or feedback to the Inspector General, please email to:

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What Have We Done/ What Are We Doing?

6/28/2010 - 6/30/2014

We Listen

5,973 Total Hotline/Office Calls

1,228 Correspondences

Represents the number of written correspondences sent to the OIG to include allegations of waste, fraud and abuse.

We Investigate and Audit

$10,068,336 Found in Questioned

Questioned Cost
Questioned costs can include costs incurred pursuant to a potential violation of a provision of law, regulation, contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other agreement or document governing the expenditure of funds, and/or a finding that such costs are not supported by adequate documentation, and/or a finding that the expenditure of funds for the intended purpose is unnecessary or unreasonable in amount. As such, not all questioned costs are indicative of potential fraud or waste.


$1,767,377 Found in Identified

Identified Costs
Identified Costs are those dollars that have the potential of being returned to offset the taxpayers' burden.


$8,025,676 Discovered in Avoidable

Avoidable Costs
Is a value that represents the dollars an entity will not have to spend, and/or the increase in revenue, over the next three years if the OIG’s recommendations are implemented. If the entity does not implement the OIG recommendations, the entity will continue to incur the costs.

Avoidable Costs were not calculated for reports issued prior to 10/01/2012.


We Make Government Better

359 Recommendations / Corrective Actions

Recommendations/Corrective Actions
Actions thet the OIG recommends the entity take to improve operations, prevent fraud, waste and abuse or address administrative misconduct.

312 Implemented

19 Not Implemented

28 Pending Implementation

Updated 7/21/2014

Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation LogoAccredited February 23, 2012
CFA IG-012