The New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) is submitting this report pursuant
to Section 12-113 of the New York City Administrative Code, the City’s “Whistleblower
Protection Law.” Section 4, Subdivision (i) of the law provides that, “[n]ot later than October 31 of each year.
The Whistleblower Protection Law prohibits retaliation against New York City employees,
as well as certain employees of City contractors and subcontractors, for reporting corruption,
criminal activity, conflict of interest, gross mismanagement or abuse of authority in City
government to DOI.
Report on Retaliatory Adverse Personnel Complaints/Annual
In Fiscal Year 2020, DOI received 30 complaints from individuals who alleged job-related retaliation or sought protection for reporting misconduct in City government – two fewer than in the prior fiscal year.
DOI, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigative Division and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Inspector General, launched a joint investigation into lead paint abatement practices at NYCHA.
DOI's investigation and findings of complaint alleging that Richard Gottfried fraudulently obtained a position on the Expert Roster as a Mitigation Specialist. The complaint alleged that Gottfried submitted an application that contained false information concerning his education and work experience.
A report regarding some employees of St. Christopher’s, Inc., a Dobbs Ferry, New York-based not-for-profit with more than
$56 million in City contracts to oversee up to 690 children in foster boarding homes, engaged in deliberately falsifying files.
A report on the activities of FDNY Assistant Commissioner John Clair and FDNY contractor, ScanHealth, Inc. While under contract to provide services to the FDNY, Scanhealth, inappropriately paid for Clair's travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses to attend various functions.
This document shows DOI's pension fraud report involving eight separate cases in which individuals attempted to defraud or defrauded New York City Employees' Retirement System individuals (NYCERS) of more than $400,000. Included is an overview of the retirement system as well as detailed reports of the case studies.
A Report on the findings and recommendations from DOI's investigation into the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) medallion auctions. The report found that the TLC rules were not consistently applied and that they conflicted with the TLC auction bid form.
Third Annual Report, discussing the Office’s investigations and recommendations made in Calendar Year 2016 and reviewing recommendations issued previously that have not been fully realized by the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”).
Report detailing the findings that NYCHA staff falsely reported that they had conducted safety checks when they had not. Also report included a systemic review of NYCHA's compliance with its apartment safety check policy.
The Department of Investigation’s (“DOI”) Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“OIG-NYPD”) issued a Report today examining how NYPD’s body-worn camera (“BWC”) footage is used by five agencies in New York City that oversee and monitor police accountability.
Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department issued a report examining how NYPD’s body-worn camera (“BWC”) footage
is used by the five agencies in New York City that oversee and monitor police accountability.
Report on the investigations and recommendations made in Calendar Year 2020 and the status of previously made recommendations that have not yet been fully adopted by the NYPD. It outlines those recommendations and analyzes the extent to which NYPD has adopted or rejected DOI's proposals for reform.
DOI's findings of 14 members of the NYC Fire Department purchased bogus diplomas on the Internet and submitted them to the FDNY in an attempt to meet education requirements. The degrees were bought online from an entity that called itself "St. Regis University."
The document summary contains a summary description of activities and initiatives related to the Workforce, Workplace and Community goals that were listed in the agency's FY2022 Diversity and EEO plan.
Today, the Department of Investigation’s (“DOI”) Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“OIG-NYPD”) released its Eighth Annual Report, which reviews the OIG-NYPD’s completed investigations and systemic reviews to date.
Acting Commissioner Cort said, “DOI’s Report exposes the long-standing and continuing problems with the City’s
Lifeguard Division, revealing leadership and management failures; a lack of accountability and transparency.
The New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) conducts widespread surveillance in the public domain using data gathered by sophisticated technology throughout New York City.1 That technology has the capability to gather information about millions of people who move around the City.
DOI Report detailing the findings of a year-long probe of the DOC hiring practices for Correction Officers, exposing persistent problems at the agency's Applicant Investigation Unit. Failures identified by DOI in a 2015 report remain, and recommended changes were never adopted by DOC.
The DOI’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department issued its fourth report pursuant to Local Law 166 of 2017, which directs OIG-NYPD to consider “patterns or trends identified by analyzing actions, claims, complaints, and investigations” filed against the NYPD.
DOI Report finding deficiencies in how the NYPD tracks and review litigation data and trends. DOI issued report pursuant to a 2017 law passed by City Council (LL166 of 2017), and a follow-up to DOI's April 2015 report on the use of data from lawsuits involving NYPD to improve policing.