The mission of the Division of Inspector General (IG) is to provide responsibility for activities that promote accountability and integrity. The IG’s duties encompass prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. The IG improves efficient and effective use of public resources and preserves public trust in Clay County government.
To learn much more about the important role of the IG in local government, review the Inspector General Charter.
The Inspector General (IG) strives to educate citizens and policymakers about the operation of their government. Inspector General investigations facilitate development of internal controls that will provide for the detection, prevention, and reporting of fraud, waste and abuse directed against county government. They promote awareness of the potential for fraud, waste and abuse throughout the county, provide guidelines and assign responsibility for the development of adequate internal controls and systems.
The Division of Inspector General is responsible for auditing and investigating operations of the Board of County Commissioners, operations of the Clerk and Comptroller, contractors doing business with Clay County and county revenue sources.
- Independent, comprehensive audits and investigations of county operations and contracts
- Public accountability for use of tax dollars
- Objective information for Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of Court and Comptroller
- Consulting resource for county management regarding financial issues and procedures
- Mechanism to investigate suspected fraud, waste, and abuse
- Results in better government
The Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller serves as the ex-officio county auditor per constitutional and statutory provisions. The Division of Inspector General (IG) fulfills audit and investigative responsibilities, functions that serve as a check and balance. To provide for the highest degree of independence, the Inspector General reports functionally and administratively to the Clerk of Court and Comptroller who is independent of the Board of County Commissioners and County Manager.