On the ballot: Home Rule Charter Amendment

The voters of Miami-Dade County have an opportunity on this November’s general election ballot to decide whether the Home Rule Charter should be amended to establish an independent Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

The question appears on the ballot as “County Referendum 1: Home Rule Charter Amendment Establishing Independent Inspector General.” The question seeks a “Yes” or “No” response.

Currently, the OIG is established by ordinance and can be abolished by a 2/3 vote of the entire County Commission. By inserting the OIG into the Home Rule Charter, voters will be giving this watchdog agency greater independence to perform its mission.

Our Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, we are implementing certain procedures to ensure the health and safety of the general public and our staff. Until further notice, our downtown office in the Overtown Transit Village will be closed to the public, however, the OIG is fully operational using electronic communication. 

Ensuring Honesty and Efficiency

Autonomous and independent, the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was created by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as a watchdog over County practices. Through three distinct yet overlapping functions – audits, investigations and legal/contract oversight – the OIG investigates fraud, waste and abuse, rendering findings based on facts and evidence.

Report Fraud

If you believe you've witnessed County government fraud, waste, abuse of power or mismanagement, report it to the Office of the Inspector General. You may choose to remain anonymous.
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Latest Releases & Reports

Former Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts Employee Pleads to Criminal Charges

October 1, 2020 
Ref #: IG 19-0006-I
A joint Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO) criminal investigation of Nona Brown, a former employee of the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts (Clerk’s Office), ended today with Ms. Brown’s plea to the Court. Ms. Brown pled to criminal misdemeanor charges of Petit Theft and Exploitation of Official Position.

Proposed Interim Agreement for the Rapid Mass Transit Solution for the Beach Corridor Trunk Line - RFP 01353

October 15, 2020
Ref. IG 19-0011-O
Observations on the proposed Interim Agreement and the procurement process for the “Rapid Mass Transit Solution for the Beach Corridor Trunk Line – RFP-01353” (Project).

MDAD Concessionaire, Exactta, LLC, Settles Inquiry

September 29, 2020
Ref. IG-19-0016-I
An OIG inquiry of Exactta, LLC ended in a settlement agreement between Exactta, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO). The OIG/SAO joint inquiry stemmed from a confidential complaint alleging the underpayment of opportunity fees owed to Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD).

Criminal Charges Filed Against a Former Children’s Trust Grant Recipient for Fraudulent Billing Practices

September 30, 2020
Ref. IG 17-0036-I
The attached press release from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO) announces the filing of charges against former Children’s Trust grant recipient, United Martial Arts Academy, Inc. (UMAA), and its Program Director, Kelly Regalado.