ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT NOTIFICATION

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION.

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 6, 2022 to examine all aspects of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Office of Inspector General (OIG) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The DBPR OIG has to comply with numerous standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and best practices.

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at www.flaccreditation.org under the standards tab.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the DBPR OIG’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.

The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status. DBPR OIG’s accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that the DBPR OIG meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation–a highly prized recognition of professional excellence.

Overview

The Office of Inspector General is established pursuant to Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, to provide a central point for the coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government.

The Office of Inspector General fulfills its duties and responsibilities by providing independent and objective evaluations of department programs, activities, and functions. This is accomplished through internal audits, internal investigations, and management reviews designed to help identify, reduce, and prevent incidences of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and misconduct in department operations. Click here to read our Annual Report.

The Office of Inspector General is organized into two sections:

FRAUD AWARENESS – PREVENTING, DETECTING, AND REPORTING FRAUD One of the primary responsibilities of the OIG is to aid and guide the department in the detection, reporting, and prevention of all instances of fraud. Fraud not only leads to losses in resources, decreased productivity, low employee morale, and poor customer service to those we license and regulate, but it also tarnishes this department’s reputation and standing. It is important that we provide department staff with the knowledge and ability to assist in the detection, reporting, and prevention of fraud. Without your alertness, diligence, and assistance, we would be unable to carry out our duties effectively in this arena. Please click on the following link to the right for critical information on identifying and reporting fraud to the OIG:

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Rodney J. MacKinnon
Inspector General

Office of Inspector General
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.414.6700