Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in Departmental programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. The OIG investigates both alleged violations of criminal laws and major departmental policy violations/F.A.C. violations committed by Departmental employees and also audits and inspects Departmental programs.
The Office of Inspector General vision is to enhance public trust by excelling in criminal and internal affairs investigations, contract systems analysis, internal audits and safety and risk management programs to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction. Specifically, we strive to be a leader in cultivating a staff that is knowledgeable and innovative, and provides executive management with investigative and audit recommendations that are clear, objective, constructive, actionable and timely.
Our mission is to serve as an independent and objective inspection, audit, and investigative body to promote efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the Department of Corrections' programs and operations, and to prevent and detect crime, corruption, fraud, abuse, misconduct, gross mismanagement, and waste.
The Bureau of Internal Audit, Inspections and Evaluations is an independent, objective, assurance and consulting division designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. The Audit Bureau is staffed with skilled auditors, program analysts, and other operational consultants/inspection staff. Through its multi-disciplined staff, the Audit Bureau conducts performance audits of Department programs and operations and oversees annual audits of operations of the department. The Division also conducts audits and contract management reviews of entities that receive Department funding through its various contracts and grant programs. These audit reviews significantly assist the Department in its efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse, and to promote economy and efficiency in its operations. The Division's robust oversight program is primarily driven by risk-based assessments of Department operations, as well as legal mandates, legislative requests, current events, and the Department's Top Management and Performance Challenges as identified by the OIG each year. Much of the work results in recommendations to decision makers to streamline operations, reduce unnecessary regulations, improve customer service, and minimize inefficient and ineffective policies or procedures.
Within the Bureau of Internal Audit, Inspections and Evaluations is the Environmental Health and Safety Section. This section provides the Inspector General with an alternative mechanism to traditional audit and investigative disciplines to assess Departmental programs and activities that relate to safety and health. In addition to assessing Department programs, the Division conducts special reviews requested by the Inspector General or Secretary that arise suddenly and need immediate attention.
The Bureau of State Investigations/Law Enforcement are responsible for criminal and administrative investigation of matters relating to the Department.
The Office of the Inspector General – FDC was initially awarded accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. in 2015, and was reaccredited in 2018. The Office of the Inspector General – FDC accreditation program is managed by the agency's Accreditation Manager who is responsible for ensuring that the agency maintains compliance with all professional standards of the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. Accreditation is an ongoing, voluntary process, which provides a systematic and internal assessment of the agency's procedures, directives and practices. For more information on Inspectors General Accreditation, please visit the Florida Accreditation website.
The OIG electronic complaint form may be used to report alleged violations of State Statutes, rules, or procedures directly to the Office of the Inspector General.
Inspector GeneralLester Fernandez
Deputy Inspector GeneralKen Sumpter
- Governor's Chief Inspector General
- Florida Monitor
- Florida's Auditor General
- Association of State and Local Inspectors General
- IGnet (Federal Inspectors General)
- Report Fraud, Waste, or Misuse of Public Funds to Florida Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office