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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.

Final No. 20-0008-I Theft of City Property

The Office of Inspector General conducted an investigation based on information received regarding concerns that a twenty-foot (20') trailer was removed from the BioPark grounds and given to a local subcontractor. It is alleged that the trailer belonged to the City.

Final No. 20-0003-I - Disputed Contract Pricing

The Office of Inspector General received information that a vendor was overcharging the City based on the price list the complainant had. Aviation employee, AV1 contacted the OIG stating that there was a situation regarding a vendor to which Aviation “piggybacked” off of for services. AV1 stated the State of New Mexico Purchasing Division awarded a Price Agreement off of a Federal, General Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

Final No. 20-0009-I Animal Welfare Department Volunteer

A complaint was forwarded to the Office of the Inspector General in reference to a volunteer with the Animal Welfare Department. This volunteer is alleged to have been reported multiple times to the various managers and Directors within the Animal Welfare Department, yet has been able to continue volunteering and negatively representing both the Department and City.

Final No. 19-0003-C Public Access TV

The Office of the Inspector General was provided with information regarding allegations with City of Albuquerque and possible fraud as it relates to the public access TV contract. The allegations involved the eligibility of the contractor to obtain the initial contract, property obtained and purchased with City funds as well as property being retained by the contractor, and the office/location used by the contractor.

Final No. 19-0001-R Emprende Latino Review

The Office of Inspector General received a request to conduct a performance review of a contract the Economic Development Department had established with EmprendeLatino, LLC to support entrepreneurs in the Hispanic community. The organization had undergone a significant change in staffing and the requestor wanted to ensure that there were no performance problems as a result.