Welcome to the OIG . . .
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the City of Baltimore was authorized by Executive Order, which was signed by Mayor Martin O’Malley on July 27, 2005. In 2018 that bill was introduced to establish OIG Independence. As a change to the Charter of Baltimore City - the amendment, Article X, appeared on the ballot. On November 7, 2018, the citizens of Baltimore City overwhelmingly approved the ballot amendment! The vote made the Office of the Inspector General independent and the amendment received the highest number of affirmative votes of all proposed amendments on the ballot with 83%! This Independence ensures accountability, transparency, and integrity in government without political influence or pressure as mandated by the citizens.
The Mission of the Office of the Inspector General is to promote accountability, efficiency, and integrity in City government. One way that we carry out that mission is by investigating complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse. The OIG will consider all complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse involving:
- Any City elected official;
- Any City employee;
- Any member of a board or commission established or governed by the City Charter, City Code, or an executive order issued by the Mayor;
- Any City contractor or person negotiating a contract with the City;
- Any person seeking certification to provide goods or services to the City; or;
- Any external recipient of City funds, benefits, or services.
Article X states that all municipal officers and City employees shall promptly provide to the Inspector General any information, document, report, record, account, or other material requested by the Inspector General in connection with any formal investigation.
The Inspector-General may issue a subpoena, to require any person to appear under oath as a witness; or require the production of any information, document, report, record, account, or other material. The Inspector-General may enforce any subpoena issued pursuant to this subsection in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Office of the Inspector General
City Hall, Room 635
100 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202