Montgomery County, Maryland
Office of the Inspector General Advisory Group
Advisory Group Charter
The official title is the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Group.
TheThe objective of the OIG Advisory Group is to assist the OIG in developing annual plans for executing and reporting on audits and investigations; determining position and skill needs of the office; and assessing its budgetary needs
TheThe OIG Advisory Group will be established informally and continue in existence until abolished by the Inspector General.
TheThe OIG Advisory Group is composed of five to seven County residents who are independent recognized community leaders, serve on an uncompensated volunteer basis and are free from any relationship that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment as a member of the Group. The members shall be selected by the Inspector General. Collectively, the members should have expertise in: financial management and reporting, including expertise applicable to the local government environment; operations and controls; information technology; performance measurement; and public policy and administration. Members shall serve one year terms, with the understanding that no member's term will extend beyond the current Inspector General's tenure. The Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General shall be ex-officio members of the Group.
TheThe OIG Advisory Group is expected to provide objective and independent commentary to the OIG as to the annual audit plan, the annual budget request, and specific audit / investigation reports, as requested. The OIG will use the OIG Advisory Group as a "sounding board" for various issues that may arise.
TheThe OIG Advisory Group shall meet at least twice per year, as determined by the Inspector General. The Group may invite representatives of management and County Council to attend meetings and provide pertinent information, as needed. Minutes will be prepared.