RD372 - Office of the State Inspector General Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report – September 2020
In accordance with Title 2.2 Chapter 3.2 (§ 2.2-307 through 2.2-313) of the Code of Virginia, the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) is responsible for:
• Investigating complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse or corruption by an executive branch state agency, non-state agency or officers, employees or contractors of those agencies.
• Administering the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund.
• Overseeing the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline.
• Conducting performance reviews of state agencies.
• Providing training and coordination of standards for the Commonwealth’s internal audit functions.
• Performing inspections and making policy and operational recommendations for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services facilities and providers.
• Reviewing operations of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. Consistent with these responsibilities, OSIG completed the following activities during FY 2020:
Investigations and Administration Division
• Investigations Unit
o Opened 51 executive branch state agency investigations.
• State Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline
o Assigned 318 cases for investigation.
• Internal Audit Oversight and Training Services
o Conducted one quality assurance review.
Audit and Inspections Division
• Audit Unit
o Published three performance audits and a report on unannounced inspections at 13 DBHDS facilities.
• Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Unit
o Processed 603 complaints.
Communications and Outreach
o Presented to 17 local, state and national organizations’ meetings.
OSIG Meets All Major Standards in Peer Review
The Association of Inspectors General (AIG) Peer Review Team unanimously concluded that OSIG’s Audit and Inspections Division and its Investigations and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services units complied with the major standards set by the AIG Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General (Green Book) and the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) (Yellow Book) issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The AIG Peer Review Team conducted the peer review, OSIG’s first, in fall 2019. State Inspector General Michael C. Westfall said the peer review confirmed that OSIG’s work adheres to professional standards and includes quality controls to ensure that the agency’s work is of the highest possible quality.