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4-25-18 #OIG 18-0006-I Report of Investigation: Animal Welfare Department (Possible Retaliation)

The OIG conducted an investigation based on information indicating possible retaliation and termination of an AWD employee. The information received indicated that employees who had cooperated with a previous OIG investigation of AWD were being suspended, demoted or placed on a Performance Improvement Plans. The purpose of the investigation was to determine if the actions against the terminated employee were retaliatory in nature.

6-6-18 #OIG 18-0001-R Report of Inspection: ART Project

The OIG conducted an inspection of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project related procurements to include the construction of the nine-mile ART corridor on Central Avenue and the purchase of the electric buses from BYD. The inspection disclosed there were several opportunities to improve processes within City government.

06-27-2019 #19-0001-I Aviation Department

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque conducted an investigation based on information received from a complaint regarding an employee with the Aviation Department (AD). According to the complaint, an AD Associate Director (AV-1) submitted a contract proposal for the job he was currently overseeing as an AD employee.

19-0003-I Aviation: Alleged Abuse of Position; Unethical Conduct

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque conducted an investigation based on information received from a complaint regarding a police officer for the Aviation Department. According to the complaint, the police officer was accused of committing a security violation when accessing a particular gate which grants employees access to the airport grounds.

19-0005-I HopeWorks: Better Way Program

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque received a complaint regarding "There's a Better Way" program, which was run by HopeWorks and funded by the City. HopeWorks is a nonprofit organization that provides services to people experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness in Albuquerque.

Final No. 18-0007 I Transit: Alleged Misuse of City Time

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, NM conducted an investigation based on information received regarding a number of Transit employees traveling to the BYD plant in Lancaster, California to conduct bus assemble inspections for the City’s Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. According to the complainant, a number of Transit employees may not have been going to the BYD plant and instead were using work time as a vacation.

Final No. 19-0040-C - Report of Investigation City Engineer

The Office of Inspector General received a complaint from an anonymous worker for the City of Albuquerque stating that one of the Planning Department's employees has been accused of abusing the authority of his position for the financial gain of his brother and possibly himself.

Final No. 19-0006-I - FINAL - Report of Investigation Animal Welfare - AMENDED.pdf

The Office of Inspector General received an anonymous compliant stating that the number of animals being euthanized by the Animal Welfare Department were being under reported. Complainant further states that the Animal Welfare Director and another AWD employee were removing animals that were killed from the software to make it appear they were never in the shelter.

Final No. 19-0002-I - Beehive

The Office of the Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque conducted a thorough review of the contracts between the City of Albuquerque (COA) and Beehive Technology, LLC . According to the initial complaint, Beehive was being used as a front to pay a subcontractor, who previously had a contract with the COA under a different name, Organizational Change Management, LLC. (OCM). The allegation stated that OCM had reached the contract limit with the COA and is why the company name of Beehive was being utilized.

Final No. 19-0009-I - Environmental Health Time Reporting Fraud

The Office of the Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque conducted a thorough review of the different forms of data available to determine the time an Environmental Health Department employee was present at work and the time being reported on the employee’s timecard. The complaint stated an employee was suspected of time reporting fraud and abuse of position in the Environmental Health Department.