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Welcome to the Florida Office of Inspectors General

The State of Florida has a robust Inspector General community, comprising over seventy offices at the state, university, local entity level. At the local level, Inspector General Offices are found in counties, cities, school boards, and clerk of court offices. This website serves as a valuable resource for federal, state, and local Inspectors General, facilitating the exchange of best practices and providing updates on our achievements and ongoing initiatives to the public.

In 1994, then Governor Lawton Chiles signed the Florida Inspector General Act creating an inspector general within every state agency. The overall mission is to foster economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in state government while detecting, deterring, and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse. State agency inspectors general fulfill this mission through conducting professional and independent investigations, audits, and reviews.

Since 1994 the Florida Inspector General community has grown to include Inspectors General at many universities, other state agencies, and the local entity level.

The overall vision of the Florida Inspectors General community is "Enhancing Public Trust in Government" and the mission is to "Provide Leadership in the Promotion of Accountability and Integrity of State Government."

Office of Chief Inspector General
The Chief Inspector General has a broad range of responsibilities outlined in sections 14.32 and 20.055, Florida Statutes (F.S.). These responsibilities include carrying out activities designed to deter, detect, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and misconduct in government. Initiating, supervising, and coordinating investigations; coordinating complaint handling activities with agencies; coordinating activities of Florida’s Whistle-blower’s Act and maintaining Florida’s Whistle-blower’s Hotline.

State Agency Inspectors General
Section 20.055, F.S., established an Inspector General Office in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government as previously outlined. Additionally, the statute outlines the roles and responsibilities of audits and investigations conducted by the Inspector General. Inspector General’s collaborate closely with various partners, including other Federal Offices of Inspector General, Law Enforcement Agencies, and industry associations.

  Audit Responsibilities include:
  • Conduct, direct, and supervise audit activities of agency Inspectors General consist of independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve the agency’s operations or operations funded by the agency.
  • Reviews and evaluates internal controls to ensure fiscal accountability of the agency.
  • Audits are conducted in accordance with professional auditing standards.
  Investigative Responsibilities include:
  • Initiating, conducting, supervising, and coordinating investigations designed to detect, deter, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, mismanagement, misconduct, and other abuses within state government.
  • Receiving complaints and coordinating all activities of the agency as required by the Whistle-blower’s Act pursuant to 112.3187-112.31895, F.S.
University, Local Level
City and County Inspector Generals throughout the state of Florida are governed by their local mandates and ordinances.
For further information on individual Inspector General offices please visit the Contacts section

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