The Office of the Inspector General within the Department
of Corrections operates under the authority of Chapters 944.31,
951, and 20.055 F.S. (Governmental Accountability Act). The
OIG includes the Bureaus of State Investigations, Inspections
and Intelligence, Internal Audit, and Inmate Grievance Appeals.
The major responsibilities include:
Perform investigations, audits, and management reviews
relating to the staff, programs, and operations of the department.
Keep the Secretary informed of fraud, abuses, and deficiencies
relating to programs and operations administered by the
department, recommend corrective action, and report on the
progress made in implementing corrective action.
Advise in the development of performance measures and
standards for the evaluation of agency programs.
Operate the contraband interdiction program and security
threat group (STG) program.
Carry out the process for handling inmate grievance appeals.
Coordinate all activities of the department as required
by the Whistle-blower's Act and the "Hot-Line"
Ensure effective coordination and cooperation with the
Auditor General, OPPAGA, and the Florida Department of Law
As a member of the Governor's Council on Integrity and
Efficiency (GCIE), share in ideas with other Inspector Generals
on improving the IG function and coordinating activities
that cross agency lines.