The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audit and Program Review section (APR) has published its 2021 Audit Plan. APR supports the OIG mission by conducting independent, objective performance analysis and evaluation of municipal programs and operations, issuing public reports of findings and making recommendations to strengthen and improve the delivery of public services.
In addition to summarizing work completed in 2020 and work currently in progress, the 2021 APR Audit Plan identifies 22 topics to initiate in the coming year.
APR’s role is separate from, but complements, the work performed by the OIG Investigations and Public Safety sections. While Investigations primarily examines allegations of individual misconduct or wrongdoing, APR focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and processes. APR is also distinct from the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance section, which performs legally mandated reviews and monitoring of the City’s hiring and human resources activities and issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
We thank everyone who responded and took our survey during the public comment period. If you have any further comments or suggestions related to the topics in the Audit Plan, contact us at (866) 448-4754 or via our website.