The creation of the Office of the Inspector General is mandated in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Land Use Division II, §15-401 – 15-508.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) assists the Commission by providing independent evaluation and recommendations regarding opportunities to:
- Improve the effectiveness, productivity, or efficiency of Commission programs, policies, practices, and operations;
- Ensure public accountability by preventing, investigating, and reporting instances of fraud, waste, and abuse of Commission property or funds;
- Examine, evaluate, and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal controls and their related accounting, financial, technology, and operational policies; and
- Preserve the Commission’s reputation.