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Office of Inspector General

Ashley Clark, Inspector General
(850) 413-6071


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is statutorily established to provide a "central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government" and is responsible for conducting audits, investigations, and other accountability activities.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to assist the Commission in achieving its mission and goals by promoting accountability, integrity, and process improvement.

The OIG accomplishes its mission by conducting internal audit services; performing other accountability activities; and investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct, relating to the operations of the Commission.

Core Values

Integrity is the practice of being honest, consistent, and showing uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles. We are committed to conducting our work in an honest, ethical, and diligent manner.

Objectivity is lacking bias, judgement, and favoritism. We are committed to conducting our work in an unbiased manner to make balanced, fact-based assessments.

Courage is to do what is right, no matter how difficult. We are committed to asking questions and raising concerns when needed.

Stewardship is the responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. We are committed to assuring organizational resources are protected through effective governance and control.

Communication is the exchange of information. We are committed to communicating openly, fairly, and timely.

Internal Audit

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Mission of Internal Audit is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.

Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, provides the authority for internal audit activities and provides that:

  • The inspector general shall review and evaluate internal controls necessary to ensure the fiscal accountability of the Commission.

  • Audits shall be conducted in accordance with the current International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., or where appropriate, in accordance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards.

  • The inspector general and staff shall have access to any records, data, and other information of the Commission he or she deems necessary to carry out his or her duties, and may also request such information or assistance from the Commission or from any federal, state, or local government entity.

  • At the conclusion of each audit, the inspector general shall issue a report of preliminary findings and recommendations to the person responsible for supervision of the program or unit, who shall respond to any adverse findings within 20 working days.

  • The results of audits and reviews shall be submitted to the Chairman and the Auditor General.

  • The inspector general shall monitor the implementation of the Commission’s response to any report issued by the Auditor General or the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.

Investigations

The Office of Inspector General investigates matters of alleged fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct which are internal to Public Service Commission operations.

Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, provides the authority for investigative activities and provides that:

  • The inspector general shall initiate, conduct, supervise, and coordinate investigations designed to detect, deter, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, mismanagement, misconduct, and other abuses in state government.

  • Receive complaints and coordinate all activities of the agency.

  • Conduct, supervise, or coordinate inquiries, investigations, or reviews.

  • Report expeditiously to law enforcement when the inspector general has reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of criminal law.

  • Conduct investigations and inquiries free of actual or perceived impairment to the independence of the inspector general or the inspector general’s office.

  • Submit final reports on investigations conducted by the inspector general to the Chairman.

Contact the Office of Inspector General

If you have knowledge of possible fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct within the Public Service Commission’s operations or programs, please contact us to file a complaint. You may file a complaint online, by phone, or by mail.

OIG Online Complaint Form: Click HERE to file a complaint online.
OIG Main Phone Line: Call (850) 413-6071
OIG Mailing Address: Ashley Clark, Inspector General
Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850

If you have a complaint about a regulated utility, please call 1-800-342-3552, or click HERE to file a complaint online.

OIG Publications and Resources
Publications
OIG Annual Reports
OIG Reports (coming soon)
Resources
Office of the Auditor General, State of Florida
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)
Office of the Chief Inspector General (Office of the Governor)
Florida Inspector General Expertise System (FIGES)
Section 20.055, Florida Statutes

Professional Organizations
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
IIA, Tallahassee Chapter (TCIIA)
Association of Inspectors General (AIG)
AIG, Florida Chapter (FCAIG)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
ISACA, Tallahassee Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE, Tallahassee Chapter
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
AGA, Tallahassee Chapter