The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is dedicated to assisting the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) meet its mission of continued improvement for an effective and efficient transportation system for Los Angeles County.
In performing its mandated oversight function, the OIG conducts investigations and audits to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of Metro programs and operations. The OIG keeps the Metro Board and the Chief Executive Officer fully informed about issues affecting Metro programs, operations, and the opportunities for improvement.
The OIG was established in 1993 in the same legislation that created Metro. The California Public Utilities Code, establishing the creation of Metro, provides for the appointment of an Inspector General in section 130051.28.
California Public Utilities Code Section 130050-130059
The OIG is an independent and objective organization reporting directly to the Metro Board of Directors.
The mission of the OIG is:
- To conduct investigations and audits relating to the programs, operations, and contracts of Metro.
- To detect, investigate, deter, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in Metro programs, operations, and resources.
- To provide the Metro Board and the CEO with independent, fair, and objective evaluations and appraisals relating to utilization of Metro resources, adequacy of internal controls, and performance effectiveness.
The OIG mission is described in greater detail in the Metro Administrative Code, Chapter 2-20 .