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									              OVERVIEW

• The Role of the IG
• Organization
• American Recovery and
  Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
• What Are My Responsibilities
• Mandatory Reporting
• Whistle-Blower Act (Federal & State)
• Conflicts of Interest
• Contractual Requirements
    The Role of the IG
• § 20.055, F.S. – IG Authority
• Promote accountability, integrity, and
  efficiency in Government
• Keep Agency Head informed concerning
  fraud, abuses, and deficiencies
• Ensure effective coordination between
  Auditor General, Federal Auditors, and
  other governmental bodies
                                  Organizational
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                                                  THE PEOPLE




                                                  GOVERNOR                     CHIEF INSPECTOR GENERAL




       ALL OTHER STATE AGENCIES            DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN                INSPECTOR GENERAL
                  (40)                     AND FAMILIES SECRETARY



                                              DEPUTY SECRETARY




ASSISTANT SECRETARY         ASSISTANT SECRETARY           ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR          ASSISTANT SECRETARY
 FOR ADMINISTRATION           FOR OPERATIONS         SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH        FOR PROGRAMS
    ORGANIZATION
Internal & Single Audit


                          Investigations



Appeal Hearings
                                    CENTRAL
  NORTH
                                     Orlando
Tallahassee




              SUNCOAST
                Tampa




                         SOUTH
                   Ft. Lauderdale
   Investigative Units


Responsible for initiating, conducting,
     organizing, and supervising
investigations free of impairment and
  independence of the organization.
 American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
The Office of Domestic Violence, Office on
Homelessness, and Automated Community
Connection    to   Economic     Self-Sufficiency
(ACCESS) are programs within the Department
that have been designated to receive funds from
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (ARRA), which was recently approved by
the U.S. Congress and the President.

The Department’s Office of Inspector General
(OIG) is tasked with providing oversight,
preventing fraud, and conducting audits and/or
investigations related to the application for,
distribution of, and use of any and all recipients
of ARRA Funds, to include the Department, its
Contracted Providers, and Sub-Contractors.
WHAT IS ARRA?

     • Enacted by
       Congress in 2009
     • Provides Federal
       Stimulus Dollars in
       an effort to increase
       economic recovery
     • Create Jobs
     • Retain Jobs
 WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?

• Funds from the act require transparency
  and accountability.
• All funds must be tracked, accounted for,
  and reported on…separately from all
  other funds and cannot be co-mingled
  with any other funds.
• The Provider must track and report on
  the specific outcomes and benefits
  related to ARRA and must ensure the
  proper use of those funds.
     MANDATORY REPORTING PROCEDURES
 Children and Families Operating Procedures 180-4

Suspected or confirmed allegations must be reported to the Office
 of Inspector General within two (2) business days of discovery.
Examples of Reportable Incidents

               • Contract Fraud
               • Conflict of Interest
               • Misuse of Position or
                 Property
               • Improper Expenditure or
                 Commitment of Public
                 Funds
               • Contract Mismanagement
               • Violation of Law, Rule, or
                 Procedure
               • Inappropriate Employee
                 Acts and/or Omissions that
                 result in client injury,
                 abuse, neglect, or death
     FEDERAL
WHISTLE-BLOWER ACT
Section 1533, Division A, Title XV
       ARRA Act of 2009
        WHO IS PROTECTED?
Employees of Non-Federal Employers
receiving ARRA Funds, which include
        the following entities:

• State & Local Governments
• Contractors
• Sub-Contractors
• Grantees
• Professional Membership Organizations (acting
  in the interest of Recovery Fund recipients)
   What Are
Whistle-Blowers
Protected From?




    Being discharged,
 demoted, or otherwise
discriminated against as
 a reprisal for making a
  protected disclosure.
What Must the Disclosure Include?

The Disclosure Must Include Evidence
       of One of the Following:
• Gross Mismanagement of an ARRA Grant or Contract
• Gross Waste of ARRA Funds
• A substantial and specific danger to public health or
  safety as related to the use of ARRA Funds
• An abuse of authority related to the use of ARRA
  Funds
• A violation of law, rule, or regulation related to an
  Agency ARRA Contract or Grant
 UNDER FLORIDA
     STATUTE
  112.3187-31895
      WHO IS
   PROTECTED?
• Current or Former State
  Employees
• Current or Former
  Employees of
  Contracted Agencies
• Applicants for State or
  Contracted Agency
  Employment
It is the intent of the
     Legislature to
 prevent agencies or
      independent
   contractors from
  taking retaliatory
  action against an
      employee or
      independent
    contractor who
reports violations of
law which creates a
     substantial or
  specific danger to
 the public’s health,
  safety, or welfare.
 Employees should safeguard their ability to
 make objective, fair, and impartial decisions
by not accepting any gift, benefit, or privilege
  that might appear to influence or reward a
           specific or future event.
    Employees should avoid any conduct
    (whether in the context of business,
financial, or social relationships) that might
  undermine the public trust…whether that
  conduct is unethical or lends itself to the
     appearance of ethical impropriety.
Employees shall
    not use, or
 attempt to use
   their official
    position for
personal gain or
   confidential
 information for
     personal
    advantage.
 Employees shall
  maintain high
  standards of
honesty, integrity,
  & impartiality.




                       Employees shall
                      place the interests
                      of the public ahead
                          of their own
                      personal interests.
Contractual Requirements
          Responsibilities
                               Contract Managers are
• Direct contract
  management for all        expected to collaborate with
  Substance Abuse and         program staff as content
  Mental Health contracts      experts, to ensure the
  in the Central Office     program offices receive the
                              desired outcomes for all
                                contracted services.
                            The Contract Manager is the
                            designated employee that is
                              responsible for enforcing
                            performance of the contract
                            terms and conditions and to
                             serve as a liaison with the
                                    contractor.
         Sub-Contractors

• The Department-Contracted Provider
  must request and receive approval from
  the Department to sub-contract services
  for EACH fiscal year.

• Must not be federally de-barred or
  suspended (http://www.epls.gov)

• Not convicted of a Public Entity Crime.
             Invoice Review
 Oversight is considered
   part of the Contract
Manager’s responsibilities
and is not a substitute for
    Licensure, Audits,
      Monitoring, or
     Accreditations.

     Opportunity for the
     Contract Manager to
  enhance communication
  and verify providers have
delivered services identified
 for payment in the invoice.
         Allowable Costs

• Reasonable
• Conform to Limitations, Exclusions and
  Governing Cost Principles
• Be consistent with Policy & Procedures of
  the organization
• Not included as a cost or matching
  requirement in State-financed programs
       Unallowable Costs
• Alcoholic Beverages
• Contributions
• Donations
• Entertainment
• Fines / Penalties
• Lobbying Expenses
• Losses on other contracts
• Public Relations
• Travel in excess of Statutes
Inspector General Investigations
To file a complaint, please contact the Tallahassee
office using one of the following methods:
Mail:       1317 Winewood Blvd.,
            Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor
            Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Phone:      (850) 488-1225
Fax:        (850) 488-1428
E-mail:     ig_complaints@dcf.state.fl.us


  Field Offices:
  NORTH (Tallahassee)     SUNCOAST (Tampa)
  (850) 488-1225          (813) 375-3922
  CENTRAL (Orlando)       SOUTH (Ft. Lauderdale)
  (407) 999-5393          (954) 713-3230
     Completion Certificate
Click on the url below to obtain your certificate -
   ARRA Fraud Awareness Training

								
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