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Inspector general needs your input

Have you ever experienced problems with the delivery of services by the city of Albuquerque? What services does the city provide? To name a few: inspections, animal welfare, BioPark, museums, parks, solid-waste collection, Sunport, transportation and many more.

What is the Office of Inspector General? The OIG is the city “watchdog,” and our responsibility is to ensure that all city officials and employees, as well as city contractors and fund recipients, abide by ethics, laws and city policies when delivering your services.

The OIG has a responsibility to investigate allegations of fraud, abuse, misconduct and corruption when it involves city employees and resources. Ultimately, the OIG’s mission is to “protect the public trust.” Our office works for the citizens, and our priority is to safeguard public funds – we want to ensure that your hard-earned money is protected from fraud and wrongdoing.

We work in collaboration and coordination with the city auditor and other oversight, audit and investigative agencies at the local, state and federal levels to ensure your hard-earned tax dollars are protected to the best of our ability. We want to ensure you have a good reason to be confident in your city government.

If you suspect that a city official, employee or contractor is engaged in wrongdoing as part of their official position or is engaged in a fraudulent or criminal scheme involving public funds, please let the OIG know. Our tip line is: 505-768-4TIP (4847) or TipsNow@cabq.gov.

Your report can be anonymous. Thank you!

A few guidelines to keep in mind when reporting tips: Please ensure the information includes specifics – generalities cannot be investigated.

For example, an assertion that there is “corruption” in city government is insufficient. Alternately, if you have reason to believe that a specific official, employee, contractor or fund recipient has defrauded the city, is engaged in a bribery or kickback scheme, or has committed a crime involving their official position, then please provide those details.

The OIG does not investigate assertions of “bad” policy or legislation. For instance, if you don’t like the “ART” project or the expansion of the BioPark, then the right person to express those concerns to is your city councilor or the mayor, but if you believe there is wrongdoing in those programs, then please visit, email or call the OIG.

The Office of the Inspector General embraces community outreach and appreciates the opportunity to visit your organization or association to speak about the mission and vision of the OIG, and how this office serves all citizens and how working together makes sense for everyone.

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