The mission of the Florida Lottery Office of Inspector General is to protect and promote public integrity and accountability within the Department through audits and investigations, both criminal and administrative, that detect fraud, waste and abuse and administrative violations.
The goal is to prevent and decrease the reoccurrence of such violations through employee awareness and cooperation while providing the Department with a timely, accurate, objective and useful work product that promotes confidence and provides transparency for the citizens of the State of Florida.
The Inspector General is chartered and governed in Section 20.055 of the Florida Statutes.
The Inspector General reports both administratively and functionally to the Florida Lottery Secretary. The Inspector General serves as the Chief Audit Executive for the Department. The main functions within the Office of Inspector General, which include internal audits, investigations and accountability services, are designed to comply with Florida Statutes and to assits the agency in being able to deliver the mission and goal.
The Office of Inspector General staff is responsible for providing objective and independent reviews of the Department and must conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner. Staff members must ensure that they are knowledgeable of and comply with the Department's Standards of Conduct. Personnel are to comply with the Codes of Ethics for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Association of Inspectors General (AIG) as well as Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) standards.
The Office of Inspector General subscribes to the following standards in the conduct of internal audit and investigation activities:
The Inspector General is established in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability in government. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Inspector General to: