RD251 - Office of the State Inspector General Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report – September 2021
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 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 fiscal year 2021:
Investigations and Administration Division
• Investigations Unit
o Opened 25 executive branch state agency investigations.
• State Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline
o Assigned 214 cases for investigation.
• Internal Audit Oversight and Training Services
o Conducted one quality assurance review.
Audit and Inspections Division
• Audit Unit
o Published six performance audits.
• Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Unit
o Processed 657 complaints.
Communications and Outreach
o Presented to 17 local, state and national organizations’ meetings.
OSIG Provides Staff Support for Commission on the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach Mass Shooting
The 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly Chapter 1289 - Budget Bill – Item 27.20 established the Commission on the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach Mass Shooting to conduct an independent, thorough and objective review of the tragedy. The General Assembly tasked the Commission with issuing recommendations and improvements that can be made in Virginia’s laws, policies, procedures, systems and institutions to prevent a similar incident. OSIG staff provided, and continues to provide, support to this state-level investigation, which consists of 21 members: Five nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, five nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and 10 nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor. The Superintendent of State Police serves ex officio as a nonvoting member of the Commission.
The General Assembly directed the Commission to submit an annual executive summary of its interim activity and work by November 1 of each year.