The mission statement of
the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) for the Illinois State
Treasurer is to foster and maintain the highest standards of integrity and
accountability within the Treasurer's Office and in all transactions
conducted on behalf of the citizens of the State of Illinois.
The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act of
2003 ("Ethics Act") established the Office of Executive Inspector General as
an independent agency designed to investigate violations of laws,
regulations, rules or policies related within the Office of the State
The OEIG is responsible for promoting the highest standards of ethics within
the Office of the State Treasurer through education and training efforts
that provide each employee with knowledge and information regarding the
laws, regulations, rules or policies related to their duties and work
performed on behalf of the Office.
The OEIG is an independent investigative agency that
is impartial and objective in conducting inquiries into allegations of
violations of law or policy under its jurisdiction. In conducting inquiries,
the OEIG works to gather and review evidence related to the investigation
utilizing appropriate methodology including relevant document review,
interviews and subpoena. By statute, all OEIG investigations are
confidential. The identity of the person making the complaint, the
results of the investigation - any recommendation made as a finding of the
OEIG investigation - can not be disclosed except as provided by law.
The Ethics Act requires that every State
employee complete an annual course in ethics training. The OEIG, in
conjunction with the agency's Ethics Officer, provides this training to the
employees of the Treasurer. The training is intended to provide an
educational resource to employees regarding ethics and integrity issues that
they may face while performing their work duties on behalf of the Treasurer.