The Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General's Mission is to promote honesty and accountability in County Government. To this end, we commit to you that if you report an allegation of wrongdoing to our Agency it will be fully investigated and when appropriate a referral for further governmental intervention or internal discipline will be made. It is no longer business as usual in Cuyahoga County. This is about a change in the way we do business. We owe it to ourselves, to the taxpayers and to the residents of the county to engage in business practices of the highest ethical standards.

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Reports and Opinions

The preamble to the Cuyahoga County ("County") Charter indicates that a primary goal of the reformed County Government is to ensure that County leadership is focused, effective, and accountable. To assist in the achievement of this goal, the Agency of Inspector General will publish significant reports covering its daily activities.

Chapter 204 of the Cuyahoga County Code ("County Code") authorizes the Agency of Inspector General to conduct all examinations under Section 2.05 of the County Charter. In furtherance of this authority, the Agency of Inspector General has all such rights and duties to investigate corruption, misfeasance, fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance and nonfeasance without interference or pressure from any other public office or employee. The Agency of Inspector General exercises this authority by investigating specific allegations of misconduct and through auditing or reviewing County operations.

The Agency of Inspector General is also designated as the County's chief ethics officer and is charged with the responsibility of investigating and enforcing the Title 4 of the County Code in accordance with the terms of said County Code. The Agency of Inspector General is focused on the provision of training and other forms of guidance to assist employees in meeting the highest ethical standards.

The Agency of Inspector General is required to prepare and publish semi-annual reports concerning the work and activities of the Agency.