Independent Audit & Investigation Adding
Value & Improving County Operations

Division of the Inspector General


 

Division of Inspector General

Accredited Office of Inspector General
By the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

The mission of the Division of Inspector General (Division) is to improve government and preserve the public trust by providing independent, comprehensive audits, and investigations designed to add value and improve the County's operations and contracts. We strive to educate citizens and policymakers regarding the operation of their government. The Division will conduct investigations to ensure compliance with the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Policy and Procedures designed to facilitate the development of internal controls that will provide for the detection, prevention, and reporting of fraud, waste and abuse directed against County government. It is the intent of the policy to promote awareness of the potential for fraud, waste and abuse throughout the County, and to provide guidelines and assign responsibility for the development of adequate internal controls and systems.

The Inspector General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The Pinellas County 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 the County, and county revenue sources. Our Division has also established cooperative partnerships with other Constitutional Officers in which we provide consulting and project specific services.

Our Independence

The Clerk and Comptroller of Pinellas County, Florida, an elected official, serves as the ex officio County auditor per constitutional and statutory provisions. The Clerk and Comptroller established the Division of Inspector General to fulfill the audit and investigative responsibilities. The audit and investigative functions serve as an important check and balance of agencies funded by the Clerk and Comptroller and the Board of County Commissioners departments under the County Administrator. To provide for the highest degree of independence, Division staff report to the Director (Inspector General/Chief Audit Executive) who reports functionally and administratively to the Clerk and Comptroller who is independent of the Board of County Commissioners.

Services Provided by the Division of Inspector General

Benefits Provided by the Division of Inspector General

  • Performs independent comprehensive audits and investigations of County operations and contracts.
  • Provides public accountability for use of tax dollars.
  • Serves as an independent, objective source of information for the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk and Comptroller, Pinellas County, Florida.
  • Serves as a consulting resource for County management to obtain advice in financial issues and procedures.
  • Provides a mechanism to investigate suspected fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Results in better government.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUDIT PROCESS

Contact Us At:

Division of Inspector General
510 Bay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-8371
Fax: (727) 464-8386

Map Link

Inspector General's Organizational Chart

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Hector Collazo Jr., Inspector General/Chief Audit Executive 
(727) 464-8375 | hcollazo@mypinellasclerk.org

Linda Magnuson, Executive Assistant
(727) 464-8371 | lmagnuson@mypinellasclerk.org

Melissa Dondero, Assistant Inspector General
(727) 464-8382 | mdondero@mypinellasclerk.org

Ava Sadowska, Assistant Inspector General 
(727) 464-8387 | asadowska@mypinellasclerk.org

Anne M. DiNatale, Senior Inspector General 
(727) 464-8366 | adinatale@mypinellasclerk.org

Deborah Weiss, Senior Inspector General 
(727) 464-8388 | dweiss@mypinellasclerk.org

Mary Beth Makrianes, Inspector General II
(727) 464-8380 | mbmakrianes@mypinellasclerk.org

Cassy Lamothe, Inspector General II
(727) 464-8373 | clamothe@mypinellasclerk.org

Darcy Eckert, Inspector General II
(727) 464-8379 | deckert@mypinellasclerk.org

Jason Stanley, Inspector General II
(727) 464-8381 | jstanley@mypinellasclerk.org

Robert Poynter, Inspector General II
(727) 464-8376 | rpoynter@mypinellasclerk.org

Corey Atha, Inspector General I
(727) 464-8374 | catha@mypinellasclerk.org

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Annual Plans & Reports

Audit & Investigation Reports

2018 Reports

  • RPT 2018 - 28
    Unannounced Audit of the Emergency Medical Services Operations,Regional 911 Division Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2018 - 27
    Unannounced Audit of the Finance Division Petty Cash Fund, Change Fund and Clerk's Notary Journals
  • RPT 2018 - 26
    Unannounced Audit of the Board Records Department Petty Cash Fund, Change Fund and Clerk's Notary Journals 
  • RPT 2018 - 23
    Investigation of North County Branch Transaction
  • RPT 2018 - 22
    Follow-Up Audit of Consumer Protection's Internal Controls Over DAVID Information
  • RPT 2018 - 21
    Audit of Solid Waste Contract for Operation of the Waste-To-Energy Plant
  • RPT 2018 - 20
    Investigation of a Complaint Filed with the Palm Beach County School District 
  • RPT 2018 - 19
    Observation of Public Works Technical Services Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 18
    Investigation of Civil Court Records Misuse of County Time and Equipment
  • RPT 2018 - 17
    Audit of Existing Bank Accounts for the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
  • RPT 2018 - 16
    Unannounced Audit of the Human Resources Department Petty Cash and Change Funds
  • RPT 2018 - 15
    Unannounced Audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2018 - 14
    Unannounced Audit of the Community Development and Planning Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2018 - 13
    Investigation of Fraudulent Guardianship Court Order
  • RPT 2018 - 12 
    Follow-Up Audit of the Observation of Regional 911 Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 11 
    Audit of Pinellas County Capital Improvement Program and Infrastructure - Utilities
  • RPT 2018 - 10 
    Follow-Up Audit of the Observation of Weedon Island Preserve and Weedon Island Education Center's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 09 
    Follow-Up Audit of the Observation of Eagle Lake Park's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 08 
    Follow-Up Audit of the Observation of Brooker Creek Preserve and Brooker Creek Education Center's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 07 
    Observation of the Business Technology Services' 2017 Annual Physical Inventory of Telecommunications Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2018 - 06 
    Follow-Up Audit of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Civil Court Records Support/Family Section
  • RPT 2018 - 05 
    Investigation of North County Branch Office Cash Shortage
  • RPT 2018 - 04
    Follow-Up Audit of Code Enforcement Division Operations and Internal Controls
  • RPT 2018 - 03
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Fort De Soto Park Deposit Shortage
  • RPT 2018 - 02
    Investigation of the Emergency Management Petty Cash Fund Shortage
  • RPT 2018 - 01
    Observation of the Building Services Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets

2017 Reports

  • RPT 2017 - 37
    Audit of Intergovernmental Radio Communication Program
  • RPT 2017 - 36
    Continuous Audit of Property Appraiser Employees' Use of Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) Personal Data
  • RPT 2017 - 35
    Investigation of Credit Report Compromise
  • RPT 2017 - 34
    Investigation of Foreclosure Sale Transaction
  • RPT 2017 - 33
    Inspector General's Observation of the District Six Medical Examiner's Office Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2017 - 32
    Inspector General's Observation of the Finance Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2017 - 31
    Unannounced Audit of the Public Works Natural Resources Change Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 30
    Unannounced Audit of the Planning Department Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 29
    Unannounced Audit of Recording Services/Official Records Change Fund and Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Notary Journals
  • RPT 2017 - 28
    Unannounced Audit of the Self Help Center (315 Court Street) Change Fund and Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Notary Journals
  • RPT 2017 - 27
    Investigation of Email Access
  • RPT 2017 - 26
    Unannounced Audit of the Records Management (49th Street) Change Fund and Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Notary Journals
  • RPT 2017 - 25
    Inspector General's Observation of Fleet Management's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2017 - 24
    Unannounced Audit of the Emergency Management Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 23
    Unannounced Audit of the Records Management (509 East) Change Fund, Records Management Petty Cash Fund and Clerk's Notary Journals
  • RPT 2017 - 22
    Unannounced Audit of the North General Maintenance Division (GMD) Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 21
    Unannounced Audit of the William E. Dunn Facility Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 20
    Unannounced Audit of the Public Works Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 19
    Unannounced Audit of the Printing and Mail Services (PCJC) Change Fund
  • RPT 2017 - 18
    Audit of Purchasing Card Usage for the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, and the County Administrator
  • RPT 2017 - 17
    Audit of Tax Increment Financing of Community Redevelopment Areas' Payments to Cities
  • RPT 2017 - 16
    Investigation of IT Contractor Billing
  • RPT 2017 - 15
    Follow-Up Audit of Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Contracts
  • RPT 2017 - 14
    Audit of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board
  • Grand Jury Presentment
    PCCLB September 20, 2017
  • RPT 2017 - 13
    Investigation of PCCLB Release of Exempt Information
  • RPT 2017 - 12
    Investigation of PCCLB Employees' Misuse of County Time - Respondent #2
  • RPT 2017 - 11
    Investigation of PCCLB Employees' Misuse of County Time - Respondent #1
  • RPT 2017 - 10
    Complaint for Misconduct or Other Wrongdoing Involving the School Board of Palm Beach County (SBPBC) Inspector General and/or Employee of the SBPBC Inspector General
  • RPT 2017 - 09
    Observation of the Department of Human Services Bayside Health Clinic's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2017 - 08
    Investigation of Solid Waste Petty Cash
  • RPT 2017 - 07
    Investigative Follow-up Report of Fort De Soto Parking Citation
  • RPT 2017 - 06
    Audit of Consumer Protection's Internal Controls Over David Information
  • RPT 2017 - 05
    Unannounced Audit of the St. Petersburg Branch and Self Help Center Imprest Funds and Notary Journals
  • RPT 2017 - 04
    Investigation of IT Contractor's Access and Security
  • RPT 2017 - 03
    Audit of Risk Management's Internal Controls Over DAVID Information
  • RPT 2017 - 02
    Investigation of Civil Court Records Division Employee's Internet Usage
  • RPT 2017 - 01
    Investigation of Release of Information by PCJC Staff
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2016 Reports

  • RPT 2016 - 40
    Audit of Agreements with Parks & Conservation Resources Nonprofit Organizations
  • RPT 2016 - 39
    Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County GIS Infrastructure Construction Water and Sewer Information
  • RPT 2016 - 38
    Follow-Up Audit of Multiple Award Service Contracts for Motor & Pump Repairs
  • RPT 2016 - 37
    Investigation of Fort De Soto Park Deposit Shortage
  • RPT 2016 - 36
    Inspector General's Observation of Weedon Island Preserve and Weedon Island Education Center's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 35
    Inspector General's Observation of Eagle Lake Park's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 34
    Inspector General's Observation of Brooker Creek Preserve and Brooker Creek Education Center's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 33
    Investigation of Citizen Fabricating Clerk Documents
  • RPT 2016 - 32
    Inspector General's Observation of Regional 911 Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 31
    Inspector General's Observation of Fire Administration Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 30
    Unannounced Audit of the Human Services Community Connections Division Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 29
    Unannounced Audit of the Utilities Department's Office of Engineering and Technical Support Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 28
    Unannounced Audit of the Criminal Customer Service Division Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2016 - 27
    Investigation of Docket Entry Timing
  • RPT 2016 - 26
    Follow-Up Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court's Internal Controls Over David Information
  • RPT 2016 - 25
    Unannounced Audit of the Solid Waste Department's Scalehouse Change Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 24
    Follow-Up Audit of Housing Finance Authority Long-Term Obligations
  • RPT 2016 - 23
    Follow-Up Audit of Animal Services Operations and Internal Controls
  • RPT 2016 - 22
    Inspector General's Observation of Radio & Technology Division's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 21
    Follow Up Audit of the Mosquito Control and Vegetation Management Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 20
    Unannounced Audit of the Business Technology Services Administration Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 19
    Unannounced Audit of the Airport Administration Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 18
    Continuous Audit of Property Appraiser Employees' Use of Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) Personal Data
  • RPT 2016 - 17
    Follow-Up Audit of Real Estate Management Warehouse Inventory Controls
  • RPT 2016 - 16
    Follow-Up Audit of the Clerk's Collection Services Agreements
  • RPT 2016 - 15
    Investigation of the Local Planning Agency (LPA)
  • RPT 2016 - 14
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Self Help Center - Downtown Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2016 - 13
    Unannounced Audit of the Recording Services/Official Records Division Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2016 - 12
    Investigation of the Clerk's Transcript Copy Charges
  • RPT 2016 - 11
    Inspector General's Observation of Solid Waste Department's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2016 - 10
    Investigation of Misuse of County Time and Equipment
  • RPT 2016 - 09
    Follow-Up Audit of Fort De Soto Park Operations & Internal Controls
  • RPT 2016 - 08
    Audit of Monroe County Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys Contract
  • RPT 2016 - 07
    Audit of Circuit Court Civil Court Records Support/Family
  • RPT 2016 - 06
    Audit of Citrus County Solid Waste Commercial Disposal Fees
  • RPT 2016 - 05
    Audit of Code Enforcement Division Operations and Internal Controls
  • RPT 2016 - 04
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Civil Court Records Department Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2016 - 03
    Unannounced Audit of the Utilities South General Maintenance Division (GMD) Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2016 - 02
    Investigation of Fort De Soto Parking Citation
  • RPT 2016 - 01
    Investigative Review of the Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) Fund

2015 Reports

  • RPT 2015 - 44
    Follow-Up Audit of the Clerk's Records and Information Management Mid-County Office Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 43
    Unannounced Audit of the Human Services Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2015 - 42
    Unannounced Audit of the Human Resources Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2015 - 41
    Unannounced Audit of the Building Development Review Services Petty Cash Fund
  • RPT 2015 - 40
    Inspector General's Observation of the Parks and Conservation Resources Extension Services Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 39
    Investigation of Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board Hiring Practices
  • RPT 2015 - 38
    Inspector General's Observation of the Parks and Conservation Resources Trades Department's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 37
    Audit of Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Contracts
  • RPT 2015 - 36
    Investigative Review of Unrecorded Death Certificates
  • RPT 2015 - 35
    Audit of Pinellas County GIS Infrastructure Construction Water and Sewer Information
  • RPT 2015 - 34
    Continuous Audit of Property Appraiser Employees' Use of Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) Personal Data
  • RPT 2015 - 33
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's North County Branch Office Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 32
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Board Records Change Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 31
    Follow-Up Audit of Human Services' Community Help & Electronic Data Application System (CHEDAS)
  • RPT 2015 - 30
    Investigation of Employee Personnel Records
  • RPT 2015 - 29
    Observation of the Communications Department's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 28
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's St. Petersburg Branch Office Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 27
    Unannounced Audit of the Communications Department Imprest Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 26
    Investigative Review of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's Tyrone Branch Office Marriage License Control
  • RPT 2015 - 25
    Investigative Review of Misuse of County Time
  • RPT 2015 - 24
    Audit of the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Internal Controls Over DAVID
  • RPT 2015 - 23
    Unannounced Audit of the Mosquito Control Imprest Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 22
    Audit of Existing Bank Accounts for the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
  • RPT 2015 - 21
    Audit of the Clerk's Collection Services Agreements
  • RPT 2015 - 20
    Audit of Animal Services Operations and Internal Controls
  • RPT 2015 - 19
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center Office Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 18
    Inspector General's Observation of the Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 17
    Inspector General's Observation of the STAR Center's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 16
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Records & Information Management Mid-County Office Notary Journals and Imprest Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 15
    Inspector General's Observation of South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2015 - 14
    Investigative Review of the Utilities Certification Incentive Policy
  • RPT 2015 - 13
    Audit of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Lease and Concession Agreement With Stellar Partners, Inc.
  • RPT 2015 - 12
    Follow-Up Audit of Service & Maintenance Contracts for Parks and Conservation Resources
  • RPT 2015 - 11
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Conduct Unbecoming a Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Employee
  • RPT 2015 - 10
    Audit of Real Estate Management Warehouse Inventory Controls
  • RPT 2015 - 09
    Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County BCC Cellular Phone Stipend Program
  • RPT 2015 - 08
    Complaint for Misconduct or Other Wrongdoing Involving the School District of Palm Beach County's Superintendent
  • RPT 2015 - 07
    Unannounced Audit of the Clerk's Tyrone Branch Notary Journals, Imprest and Witness Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 06
    Audit of BTS Hewlett Packard Contract
  • RPT 2015 - 05
    Unannounced Audit of the Young-Rainey STAR Center Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2015 - 04
    Follow-Up Audit of Justice and Consumer Services' Justice Coordination Programs
  • RPT 2015 - 03
    Investigative Review - Public Record Information - Prevost
  • RPT 2015 - 02
    Audit of Housing Finance Authority Long-Term Obligations
  • RPT 2015 - 01
    Investigative Review - Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board Abuse of Authority

2014 Reports

  • RPT 2014 - 42
    Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Clerk's Notary Process
  • RPT 2014 - 41
    Unannounced Audit of the Self Help Center Imprest Change Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 40
    Unannounced Audit of the DEI Engineering and Technical Support Department Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 39
    Unannounced Audit of the Recording Department Imprest Change Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 38
    Investigative Review - Improper Disclosure of Case Information
  • RPT 2014 - 37
    Follow-up Audit of Pinellas County's Compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • RPT 2014 - 36
    Audit of Multiple Award Service Contracts for Motor & Pump Repairs
  • RPT 2014 - 35
    Investigative Review of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's North County Branch
  • RPT 2014 - 34
    Audit of Fort De Soto Park Operations & Internal Controls
  • RPT 2014 - 33
    Unannounced Audit of the Civil Court Records Department Imprest Change and Juror Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 32
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Clerk Civil Court Child Support Section Fees
  • RPT 2014 - 31
    Investigative Follow-up Report of Misuse of County Time
  • RPT 2014 - 30
    Follow-up Audit of Pinellas County Mosquito Control
  • RPT 2014 - 29
    Audit of Building & Development Permit Revenue, Collection & Allocation
  • RPT 2014 - 28
    Continuous Audit of Property Appraiser Employees' Use of Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) Personal Data
  • RPT 2014 - 27
    Follow-Up Audit of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Automated Copy Request System Integrity
  • RPT 2014 - 26
    Follow-Up Audit of Digital Certificate Key Monitoring
  • RPT 2014 - 25
    Unannounced Audit of the Probate Records Department Change Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 24
    Follow-up Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Self Help Centers' Services Revenue Collection
  • RPT 2014 - 23
    Audit of the Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communications Center
  • RPT 2014 - 22
    Audit of Housing Finance Authority, Bright Community Trust Inc, Conveyed Pinellas County Surplus Property
  • RPT 2014 - 21
    Unannounced Audit of the BTS Administration Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 20
    Unannounced Audit of the DEI's South Cross Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 19
    Follow-up Audit of DEI GMD Contract with Ferguson Waterworks
  • RPT 2014 - 18
    Follow-up Audit of Convention & Visitors Bureau - Operations/Controls
  • RPT 2014 - 17
    Follow-up Audit of the Examination of Justice and Consumer Services Internal Controls over DAVE Information
  • RPT 2014 - 16
    Unannounced Audit of the Inspector General Division's Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 15
    Observation of Airport's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2014 - 14
    Follow-up Audit of Non-Engineering Consulting Contracts
  • RPT 2014 - 13
    Audit of Health & Community Services' Community Help & Electronic Data Application System (CHEDAS)
  • RPT 2014 - 12
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Traffic Department D6 Reporting (Driver License Suspension) to DHSMV
  • RPT 2014 - 11
    Observation of Animal Services Department's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2014 - 10
    Unannounced Audit of the St Petersburg Branch Change and Jury Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 09
    Unannounced Audit of Printing and Mail Services Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 08
    Investigative Review of CCC Employee Violated County Policies
  • RPT 2014 - 07
    Unannounced Audit of Animal Services Petty Cash and Change Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 06
    Audit of Service and Maintenance Contracts for Parks and Conservation Resources
  • RPT 2014 - 05
    Follow-Up Audit of Fleet Allocations
  • RPT 2014 - 04
    Unannounced Audit of Airport Administration Cash Funds
  • RPT 2014 - 03
    Investigative Review of Reliable Septic & Sewer, Inc. and M & D Grease Disposal, Inc
  • RPT 2014 - 02
    Follow-Up Audit of the Management of Cross Bar & AL Bar Ranches
  • RPT 2014 - 01
    Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County Enterprise Information Security & Oversight Administration

2013 Reports

  • RPT 2013 - 45
    Audit of Justice and Consumer Services' Justice Coordination Programs
  • RPT 2013 - 44
    Unannounced Audit of Probate Court Records Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 43
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Clerk Recording Department Deposits
  • RPT 2013 - 42
    Follow-Up Audit of the Unannounced Limited Audit of the Existing Bank Accounts for the Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • RPT 2013 - 41
    Unannounced Audit of Department of Environmental and Infrastructure Water and Sewer Monitoring Department Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 40
    Follow-Up Audit of Solid Waste Municipal Recycling Reimbursement Grants
  • RPT 2013 - 39
    Follow-Up Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court Amscot Collections
  • RPT 2013 - 38
    Follow-Up Audit of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Probate Court Records Guardianship Audit Section
  • RPT 2013 - 37
    Observation of Communications Department's Annual Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
  • RPT 2013 - 36
    Investigative Review of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board's Facility's Use By Non-County Organizations
  • RPT 2013 - 35
    Reconciliation Audit of the "Cash Appearance Bonds" Section of the "Court Registry/Trust Collection Balances Report" (CLKAD235) as of September 23, 2013; and the "Open Cash Bond Report" (CLKGQA847) as of September 24, 2013
  • RPT 2013 - 34
    Audit of Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners' Cellular Phone Stipend Program
  • RPT 2013 - 33
    Unannounced Audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 32
    Unannounced Audit of the North County Branch Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 31
    Follow-Up Audit of Continuity of Operations Plan (CEMP, COOP/COG)
  • RPT 2013 - 30
    Follow-Up Audit of the Pinellas County Economic Development Authority Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • RPT 2013 - 29
    Investigative Review of the Convention and Visitors Bureau's Compliance with Area Chambers of Commerce Funding Agreements
  • RPT 2013 - 28
    Investigation of Clerk's Accounting of Payments Received (Nicholas)
  • RPT 2013 - 27
    Investigation of Clerk's Accounting of Payments Received (Boudreault)
  • RPT 2013 - 26
    Follow-Up Audit of the 2000-2001 Penny for Pinellas Sales Tax Distribution and Expenditures
  • RPT 2013 - 25
    Continuous Audit of Property Appraiser Employees' Use of Driver and Vehicle Express (DAVE) Personal Data
  • RPT 2013 - 24
    Investigation of Misuse of County Time
  • RPT 2013 - 23
    Audit of Pinellas County's Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • RPT 2013 - 22
    Follow-Up Audit of HDR Engineering Services Contract
  • RPT 2013 - 20
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Community Development's $3.4 Million State Housing Initiatives Partnership Loan to Crest Capital LLP
  • RPT 2013 - 19
    Follow-Up Audit of Utilities GMD Internal Controls on Inventories and Supplies
  • RPT 2013 - 18
    Audit of DEI GMD Contract With Ferguson Waterworks
  • RPT 2013 - 17
    Examination of Justice and Consumer Services Internal Controls Over DAVE Information
  • RPT 2013 - 16
    Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Self Help Centers' Services Revenue Collection
  • RPT 2013 - 15
    Follow-Up Audit of Utilities Billings Customer Information System
  • RPT 2013 - 14
    Investigative Follow-Up of Potential Conflict of Interest of a Member of the Local Coordinating Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • RPT 2013 - 13
    Investigation of Traffic Department D6 Reporting (Driver License Suspension) to DHSMV
  • RPT 2013 - 12
    Unannounced Audit of Risk Management Department Petty Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 11
    Investigative Review - Real Estate Management 49th Street Jail
  • RPT 2013 - 10
    Audit of Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Automated Copy Request System Integrity
  • RPT 2013 - 09
    Investigation of Clerk Civil Court Child Support Fees
  • RPT 2013 - 08
    Unannounced Audit of Clerk's Tyrone Branch Office Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 07
    Audit of Certificate Key Monitoring
  • RPT 2013 - 06
    Audit of Non-Engineering Consulting Contracts
  • RPT 2013 - 05
    Investigative Follow-Up Report of Permits Plus Collections and Deposits
  • RPT 2013 - 04
    Unannounced Audit of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Cash Funds
  • RPT 2013 - 03
    Audit of Pinellas County Mosquito Control
  • RPT 2013 - 02
    Investigation of Printing Services Department
  • RPT 2013 - 01
    Audit of Convention & Visitors Bureau - Operations/Controls

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Whistle-blower's Act
By virtue of the Whistle-blower's Act, employees who report suspected wrongdoing or fraudulent activities are protected from retaliation by management or other employees. Persons reporting wrongdoing or fraudulent activities should provide sufficient details to facilitate an investigation.

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Preliminary review of allegations is made to determine probability that the alleged acts could have occurred. Referrals are made to the State Attorney when evidence suggests that a criminal activity is or may have occurred.

What Do I Need To Know When Contacting The Inspector General?
There are several things to keep in mind when reporting fraud, waste, and abuse. Immediate reporting is necessary while facts are still fresh in the mind of the complainant. All reports must answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how.

  • Who was involved? (names, addresses, phone numbers, if available)
  • What happened? (summary of events, additional sources of evidence)
  • When did it happen? (date, time, frequency)
  • Where did it happen? (location, city, state)
  • Why was it done? (any known motive for committing such act)
  • How did it happen? (what scheme was used)

The most successful Inspector General cases are those that include supporting documentation. Reports that are too vague or cannot be corroborated can result in a case being closed without any action taken.

What Happens If You Do Not Open A Case Based On My Report To The Inspector General Fraud Hotline?
A number of the reports that the Inspector General Fraud Hotline receives are program-related or administrative matters and do not result in a case being opened. In these situations, we refer the complaint, when appropriate, to the appropriate department or agency.

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    Report Guardianship Fraud, Waste & Abuse

    Public Integrity Unit

    Professional auditors (Guardianship Section) of the Division of Inspector General support the Clerk and Comptroller's Probate Division staff in an attempt to augment the Court's oversight process applicable to the protection of wards' assets pursuant to Chapter 744, Florida Statutes. In coordination and cooperation with the General Magistrate of the Guardianship Division of the Court, the Division conducts varying levels of audits/financial investigations related to Guardianship reports and activities. If anyone becomes aware of any potential fraud, waste or abuse of Guardianships, we ask that you contact the Fraud Hotline. We will review the allegations and determine if an investigation is warranted. You can remain anonymous. Hearing from you is important!

    What Do I Need To Know When Contacting The Inspector General?
    There are several things to keep in mind when reporting fraud, waste, and abuse. Immediate reporting is necessary, while facts are still fresh in the mind of the complainant. All reports must answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how.
    • Who was involved? (names, addresses, phone numbers, if available)
    • What happened? (summary of events, additional sources of evidence)
    • When did it happen? (date, time, frequency)
    • Where did it happen? (location, city, state)
    • Why was it done? (any known motive for committing such act)
    • How did it happen? (what scheme was used)
    The most successful IG cases are those that include supporting documentation. Reports that are too vague or cannot be corroborated can result in a case being closed without any action taken. If you suspect physical abuse, please contact: Florida Department of Children and Families 1 (800) 96-ABUSE (962-2873) TDD: 1 (800) 453-5145 FAX:1 (800) 914-0004 www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/howtoreport.shtml www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse

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      • It is not necessary to provide your name to submit your concerns; however, be advised that if you confidentially report an issue and provide any information which might identify you, the Division of Inspector General will protect your identity as far as the Florida Chapter 119 Public Records Statute allows.

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      About Florida’s Guardianship Partnership

      Florida’s Court Clerks & Comptrollers have partnered with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG) to investigate legally sufficient complaints against professional guardians statewide, effective October 1, 2016.

      • Legally sufficient complaints against professional guardians made to OPPG after March 10, 2016 will be referred to a highly-certified auditor and investigator in an accredited Inspector General division of a Clerk’s office for investigation.
      • OPPG can take administrative action on violations of new Guardianship Rules effective in March 2017.
      • Investigative findings of legal violations by professional guardians prior to March 23, 2017 are reported to the court and may be referred to State Attorneys or the Florida Bar, as appropriate.

      Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG)

      Who We Are

      The Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG), housed within the Department of Elder Affairs, appoints local public guardian offices as directed by statute to provide guardianship services to persons who do not have adequate income or assets to afford a private guardian and there is no willing family or friend to serve. The OPPG, which contracts with 17 local Offices of Public Guardianship throughout Florida, is also responsible for the registration and education of professional guardians. Since 2016, the program has expanded its responsibilities to include regulating approximately more than 550 professional guardians statewide, which includes investigating, and if deemed appropriate, the discipline of guardians in violation of law. The OPPG can be reached by calling (850) 414-2381 or by email at OPPGinfo@elderaffairs.org.

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      Please Help Us Cut The Cost Of Pinellas County Government!

      Inspector General's CSI Program provides an avenue for County Employees and citizens to submit Cost Saving Ideas involving Pinellas County government. Our independence from management enables us to objectively evaluate and report on possible cost savings opportunities.


      Contact us at:

      Phone: (727) 45FRAUD (453-7283) 
      Fax: (727) 464-8386 
      Email: csiprogram@pinellascounty.org 

      Write to us at:
      Public Integrity Unit
      Inspector General Division
      CSI Program
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      Clearwater, FL 33756

      Contact us using the information above or just fill out this online form to submit a cost savings initiative of your choice.  Your participation helps everyone!

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