Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General assists the Division by providing consistent reviews, evaluations, and recommendations to enhance accountability, efficiency, and integrity in the Division of Emergency Management. Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, mandates specific duties and responsibilities for the Office of Inspector General. These responsibilities include:
- Advising in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of state agency programs
- Reviewing the actions taken by the state agency to improve program performance and meet program standards and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary
- Providing direction for, supervising and coordinating audits, investigations and management reviews relating to the programs and operations of the state agency
- Conducting, supervising, or coordinating other activities carried out or financed by the state agency for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in, its programs and operations
- Keeping the agency head informed concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered or financed by the state agency, recommending corrective action concerning fraud, abuses, and deficiencies and reporting on the progress made in implementing corrective action
- Ensuring effective coordination and cooperation between the Auditor General, federal auditors and other governmental bodies with a view toward avoiding duplication
- Reviewing, as appropriate, rules relating to the programs and operations of such state agency and make recommendations concerning their impact
Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, requires the Office of Inspector General to conduct audits of the agency and prepare audit reports of findings.
Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) establishes investigative standards, oversees an accreditation program, and awards accreditation to Offices of Inspectors General within the State of Florida that attain specific standards for investigations.
Being an accredited agency means that the work products of the Office of Inspector General’s investigative function meets or exceeds the highest professional standards promulgated for Offices of Inspectors General. The benefits of accreditation include improved agency transparency, enhanced quality and consistency of investigations, and establishment of policies and procedures for investigative activities.
The Office of Inspector General’s investigative function was awarded its initial accredited status in 2017. The accreditation status is valid for three years. The Office of Inspector General accreditation function maintains investigative policies and procedures that meet CFA standards, and prepares documented proofs of compliance necessary for the next reaccreditation assessment.
The Office of Inspector General reviews single and program-specific audits conducted on entities that received financial assistance from the Division. Single and program-specific audits are conducted by independent auditors in accordance with state and federal requirements. State single audit requirements are contained in Section 215.97, Florida Statutes and federal single audit requirements are contained in 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (previously OMB Circular A-133).
If your agency expended $750,000 or more of federal financial assistance in a fiscal year and/or $750,000 or more of state financial assistance in a fiscal year, you are required to submit your single audit report within 9 months of your fiscal year end.
Questions, concerns, or electronic (PDF) single audit report submissions may be sent to the following email address: DEMSingle_Audit@em.myflorida.com.
Additional information concerning Single Audit can be found at:
We recommend complainants file their complaints with the agency having jurisdiction over the complaint subject matter. For complaints applicable to programs, activities, employees, and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Division of Emergency Management, please contact the Office of Inspector General at Complaint@Em.MyFlorida.com The Office of Inspector General will accept complaints filed by e-mail, fax, and telephone. However, it is important to include all pertinent information and contact information from the complaint.
Whistle Blower Hotline
The Office of the Chief Inspector General, Executive Office of the Governor, coordinates the activities of the Whistle Blower Act by maintaining the Whistle Blower hotline. The hotline provides state employees with the opportunity to report significant instances of waste, misconduct, or mismanagement with their respective organizations without fear of retaliation.
- Whistle Blower Hotline Telephone Numbers: 1-800-543-5353 or (850) 922-1060
- Florida Whistle Blower Laws:
Get Lean Hotline
The Florida Department of Financial Services operates a Get Lean Hotline to respond to telephone calls applicable to waste, fraud, and abuse within state government and accept suggestions on how the state can save money.
Callers may contact the Department of Financial Services Get Lean hotline 24 hours a day. The Florida Department of Financial Services states that callers may remain anonymous and names are kept confidential, when given.
- Get Lean Hotline Telephone Number: 1-800-438-5326