October 1, 2002–March 31, 2003
Office of the Inspector General
During this reporting period, the Investigations Division received 5,413 complaints. It opened 255 investigations and closed 354. OIG agents made 108 arrests involving 37 Department employees, 64 civilians, and 7 Department contract personnel. Convictions resulted in 67 individuals receiving sentences up to life imprisonment and $429,081 in fines, recoveries, and orders of restitution. As a result of OIG investigations, 21 employees and 9 contract employees received disciplinary action, including 18 who were terminated. In addition, 20 employees and 4 contract employees resigned either during or at the conclusion of OIG investigations.
The following chart summarizes the workload and accomplishments of the Investigations Division during the 6-month period ending March 31, 2003.
|Source of Allegations|
|Hotline (telephone and mail) |
Total allegations received
|Investigations opened this period |
Investigations closed this period
Investigations in progress as of 3/31/03
|Criminal indictments/informations |
Bribe monies deposited to the Treasury
INTEGRITY AWARENESS BRIEFINGS
OIG investigators conducted 68 Integrity Awareness Briefings for Department employees throughout the country. These briefings are designed to educate employees about the misuse of a public official's position for personal gain and to deter employees from committing such offenses. During this reporting period, the briefings reached more than 2,635 employees.