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Office of Inspector General

Andy Mompeller, Inspector General
Mission and Goal

The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to protect and promote public integrity and accountability within the Department through audits that detect fraud, waste and abuse and the investigation of criminal and administrative violations.

The goal is to decrease the reoccurrence of such violations through employee awareness and cooperation while providing the Department with a timely, accurate, objective and useful work product.

The Inspector General is chartered in Section 20.055 of the Florida Statutes. The Inspector General and staff of the Office of Inspector General are authorized to:

  • Have unrestricted access to all functions, records, property and personnel of the Department and those entities under the purview of the Department;
  • Have full and unrestricted access to the Secretary and Executive Management;
  • Allocate resources, set frequencies, select subjects, determining scopes of work, and apply the techniques required to accomplish engagement objectives; and
  • Obtain the necessary assistance of personnel in units of the organization where they perform audits, as well as other specialized services from within or outside the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities

The Inspector General is established in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government. The Inspector General has the duty and responsibility for:

  • Advising in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of state agency programs;
  • Assessing the reliability and validity of the information provided by the state agency on performance measures and standards, and making recommendations for improvement, if necessary, prior to the submission of those measures and standards to the Executive Office of the Governor;
  • Reviewing the actions taken by the state agency to improve program performance, meeting program standards and making 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 that 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 such 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 making recommendations concerning their impact; and
  • Ensuring that an appropriate balance is maintained between audit, investigative and other accountability activities.
Organizational Structure and Independence

The Inspector General reports both administratively and functionally to the Florida Lottery Secretary. Within the Office of Inspector General, two main functions, internal audits and investigations, deliver the mission and goal.


The objective of this office is to provide an independent appraisal function within the Department through examination and evaluation of its activities. Other functions serve supporting roles to this main function. These include special projects, audit reviews, report production, and administrative support.

  • The objective of special projects is to provide the Secretary and the Inspector General with quick verified responses, to specific narrow issues;
  • The objective of an audit review is to ensure that all audits meet professional auditing standards as prescribed by Florida Statutes and these procedures;
  • The objective of report production is to provide timely support for the production of quality audits and investigative reports; and
  • The objective of administrative support is to ensure that all professional audits receive adequate resources to maximize their productive capacity in delivering the Annual Work Plan.
Office Goals

The Inspector General has established three key goals for carrying out the responsibility of the Office:

  • Provide quality audits, reviews, studies or investigations in accordance with applicable professional standards;
  • Perform audits, reviews, studies, and investigations in a timely manner; and
  • Use resources in an efficient and effective manner.
Professional Standards

The Office of Inspector General subscribes to the following standards in the conduct of internal audit activities:

  • Government Auditing Standards or generally referred to as the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) may also be used depending on the type of engagement.
Professionally accepted investigative standards utilized by law enforcement agencies provide the basis for all Office of Inspector General internal investigation activities as well as legal or administrative requirements specific to the type of investigation.
Ethics and Conflict of Interest

The Office of Inspector General staff is responsible for providing objective and independent reviews of the Department and must conduct professional business in a totally ethical manner. Staff members must ensure that they are knowledgeable of and comply with the Departmentís Standards of Conduct. Personnel are to comply with the Institute of Internal Auditorís Code of Ethics.

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