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Welcome to the City of Milwaukee Office of the Inspector General (IG)

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The Inspector General is a certified peer-reviewed member of the Association of Inspectors. Established in 2018, the office currently has 1 appropriated full-time employee. In addition, the Inspector General holds various memberships in organizations including the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

The IG conducts independent, objective analyses and evaluations of City programs and operations, issues public reports of findings, and makes recommendations to strengthen and improve the delivery of City services. The work of the IG serves as a resource for the City Council, policymakers, civic and advocacy organizations, journalists, and the general public. The IG conducts independent and professional audits of City programs and departments following generally accepted government auditing standards of the federal Government Accountability Office (The Yellow Book). The IG is responsible for non-partisan research and review of City programs, including performance analysis of City services.

View prior audits, follow-ups, advisories, and reviews on the Publications page.

The Inspector General can be reached in a number of ways. If you would like to report fraud, waste and abuse, you may choose one of the options below:

  • Complete the secure online form below and submit
  • Complete the PDF form, save and attach it to an email
  • Call the IG at 414-286-2146. 

You can also contact the IG via email or regular mail.

Office of the City Clerk 
Attention: Inspector General 
City of Milwaukee 
200 E Wells Street, RM 205 
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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The Inspector General (IG) is an independent body that promotes economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of programs and operation of City government. The IG is a watchdog for the taxpayers of the City of Milwaukee, and has jurisdiction to conduct independent inquiries into most aspects of City government. The IG investigates City officials, employees, agencies, and contractors, and those who seek to do business with the City or seek certification to participate in any City program.

The IG additionally conducts audits, reviews, and evaluations of the operations and policies of City departments, programs, and functions. The IG is dedicated to ensuring honesty and integrity in City government by disclosing corruption, fraud, other misconduct, and waste.

The major functions of the IG are to:

  • Conduct, report, and follow up on performance audits and inspections of programs and operations within or financed by the Department.
  • Report to the Common Council, the Mayor, Department Officials and other interested parties on problems and deficiencies in the administration of Department and Department-financed operations and progress made in implementation of recommended corrective actions.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with City of Milwaukee departments to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in City programs and operations.
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Inspector General Office Fraud Report Form

Provide as much information about the suspected fraud as possible below.

More information increases the chances to prove fraud.



Which of the following classifications best represents the alleged misuse, fraud or abuse?

 Embezzlement, misuse of funds, assets

 Cash kickbacks, bribes, extortion, forgery

 Mismanagement, waste, abuse

 False statement(s), certification, etc.

 Environmental violations

 Conflicts of interest, ethics violation

 Other (Please describe below) 

Please state the name(s) of the individual(s) and the City of Milwaukee involved in the alleged activity:




Check the relationship of the alleged individual(s) to the City of Milwaukee:

 Employee    Vendor or Contractor     Other (Describe below) 

Has the activity been reported to any other person or department? Yes  No

If yes to whom and when? 

Provide details concerning the alleged activity. Attach additional pages if necessary.

How does the complainant wish to be identified? Anonymous  Confidential  No Restriction


Complainant’s Information (optional):


Department (If Applicable): 




Common Council City Clerk

Office of the Inspector General

 City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


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