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04-27-2016 Case # 16-202 Department of Family & Community Services

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous complaint against the Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) and several employees. The complainant stated concerns of “misuse of position and authority; the abuse of authority; personal gain; and using federal grant dollars other than what their intended use is for.” The OIG investigated the complaints brought forward by the anonymous tipster. The conclusion of our investigation is that no evidence was found regarding any wrongdoing committed by the DFCS employee or DFCS staff.

02-24-2017 Review #17-101 Review of RFP Process - APD OBCS

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, NM, conducted a thorough review of processes involving the procurement of an On-Body Camera System (OBCS) for the Albuquerque Police Department, at the request of the Chief Administrative Officer, CABQ. Specifically, the review included the period before the development and advertisement of the Request for Proposals (RFP), to understand the criteria used to establish a requirement to procure a new OBCS, as well as the writing of the RFP, and the subsequent selection of members for the Ad Hoc Selection Committee and finally, the selection process of the vendors.

3-16-2017 Review #16-204 Review of I-9 “Employee Eligibility Verification” Form Handling Processes

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, NM, conducted a review of processes involving City handling of I-9 “Employee Eligibility Verification” Forms. An I-9 form was reported missing, so this review examined the policies, processes and federal guidance on handling the forms. Specifically, the review was conducted to determine the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the form, and how to improve the process to prevent future occurrences. The Department of Human Resources was able to identify vulnerabilities in the process and confusion in federal guidelines that enabled process improvements and policy clarification, thereby reducing future risk of this occurring again.

3-24-2017 Report of Oversight APD Admin Investigation

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the City of Albuquerque, NM, conducted oversight of the outside investigation of allegations made by a former Albuquerque Police Department Evidence Technician, that certain videos were altered and deleted. The Oversight was conducted per City Council Resolution 16-138. The Report of Oversight not only includes the results of the oversight of the investigation, but also the proactive efforts of the OIG to oversee the selection process of the outside investigator by the City of Albuquerque.

6-6-2017 Memorandum of Investigation: ACH Payment Fraud

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the City of Albuquerque, NM, coordinated with the Administration and City Attorney regarding a fraudulent scheme perpetrated against the City and resulting in a loss of $420,117, to the taxpayers. The administrative investigation was conducted by a private investigative firm under contract to the City and a joint criminal investigation was initiated by the Albuquerque Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. This memorandum documents the efforts and activities of the OIG.

6-29-2017 #I17-102 Report of Investigation: Animal Welfare Department

The Office of Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, NM, conducted an investigation involving allegations made by several employees of the Animal Welfare Department, concerning policy, processes and leadership related issues. The Report of Investigation includes the allegations, as well as results of reviews from previous investigative reports, policies, and other AWD documents, as well as State law and City ordinances. The report also includes input and perspective from the AWD Director and Associate Director.

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.