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Improvement Opportunity Reports


The Office of County Investigations (OCI) investigates fraud, waste, and abuse of resources in County government. These investigations provide unique insights into the operation of internal controls and County business processes, and the causal factors contributing to fraud. We leverage our investigative findings and insights to make impactful recommendations to improve the integrity, economy, and efficiency of County operations and the functioning of internal controls. OCI issues Improvement Opportunity Reports (IORs) to formally document these recommendations, ensure that department management and the Audit Committee are aware of our findings, and to provide transparency and accountability for the corrective actions taken to address them. We also conduct and report out on follow-up reviews to ensure that the recommendations are implemented, and that corrective actions taken to address them result in lasting and meaningful changes.

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Report Date Department Report Title
2022-05-11Consumer & Business AffairsImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2015-10649) – First Follow-Up Review
2022-04-19SheriffGrading on Property Owned by Southern California Gas Company (Report #IOR-2021-17670)
2022-03-10Children & Family ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14227) – Second and Final Follow-Up Review
2022-03-03Treasurer & Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2017-13727) – First And Final Follow-Up Review
2022-03-01Health ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14061) – First and Final Follow-Up Review
2022-02-17Animal Care & Control Improvement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14064) – First Follow-Up Review
2021-12-23Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR2015-11404) - First And Final Follow-Up Review
2021-12-21Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Case #2017-12981) - Second and Final Follow-up Review
2021-12-14Public & Social ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Chicana Service Action Center Investigation (Report #IOR-2011-5711) - First Follow-Up Review
2021-12-09Animal Care & ControlImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2016-12438) - First Follow-Up Review
2021-11-18Treasurer Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14321) - First And Final Follow-Up Review
2021-11-09AssessorImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2020-16751
2021-10-14Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14398) – Second and Final Follow-Up Review
2021-10-05FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2015-10161) – First and Final Follow-Up Review
2021-09-16Mental HealthImprovement Opportunities Report - #IOR-2019-15110 - First and Final Follow-up Review
2021-09-01Children and Family ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #Ior-2015-10494) - First Follow-Up Review
2021-08-27Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14463
2021-08-18Public HealthImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14884
2021-07-12Public Social ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2019-16172
2021-04-19ProbationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2019-15071
2021-02-24Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14398) - First Follow-Up Review
2021-02-22Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13594
2021-01-22Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2018-13858 - Second and Final Follow-up Review
2021-01-11Children & Family ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Report #IOR-2018-14227) - First Follow-up Review
2020-11-09Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2020-16662
2020-10-19Health ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2019-16145
2020-10-08Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2019-15040
2020-09-21Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2015-11404
2020-08-20Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Case #2017-12981) – First Follow-Up Review
2020-06-15Consumer & Business AffairsImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2015-10649
2020-06-09FireImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2017-13194 - First and Final Follow-up Review
2020-05-22Mental HealthImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Case #2017-13348) - First and Final Follow-Up Review
2020-05-22Registrar-Recorder/County ClerkImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2017-13139 - First and Final Follow-up Review
2020-05-01Animal Care & ControlImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2016-12438
2020-04-09Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13312
2020-04-01FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review (Case #2017-13042) - Second and Final Follow-Up Review
2020-03-20Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-13858 - First Follow-Up Review
2020-01-30Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14398
2020-01-23Animal Care & ControlImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14064
2019-12-19Mental HealthImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2019-15110
2019-12-03Treasurer & Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14321
2019-07-31Treasurer & Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2017-13392 - First and Final Follow-up Review
2019-06-26Children & Family ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14227
2019-06-25FireImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2017-13042 - First Follow-up Review
2019-06-11Animal Care & ControlImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14735
2019-06-11FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13194
2019-06-04Health ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-14061
2019-04-16Treasurer & Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13727
2019-03-27FireImprovement Opportunities Report - Case #2017-13239 - Follow-up Review
2019-03-27Mental HealthImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13348
2019-03-12Children & Family ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2015-10494
2019-02-01Registrar-Recorder/County ClerkImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2017-13139
2019-01-07Public WorksImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review #2018-13858
2018-10-17Treasurer & Tax CollectorImprovement Opportunities Noted During A Limited Review – Case #2017-13392
2018-07-31FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review – Case #2017-13042
2018-07-10Parks & RecreationImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review - Case #2017-12981
2018-06-07FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Limited Review – Case #2017-13239
2018-04-18Public Social ServicesImprovement Opportunities Noted During Chicana Service Action Center Investigation – Case #2011-5711
2018-04-04FireImprovement Opportunities Noted During Confidential Investigation Case #2015-10161