This Unit’s main purpose detects deters and reduces financial loss to the State. This Unit frequently involves independent judgment regarding fraud allegations and administrative issues relating to the programs administered by DHS. It is a key resource for ensuring financial integrity with regard to preventing and investigating fraud and other misconduct against DHS by its customers. The Unit contributes significantly to ensuring customers achieve independence and that DHS’s programs are free of financial and other types of abuse. This Unit performs resource maintenance and other financial evaluations, conducts administrative investigations and analyzes eligibility payments related to the activities of customers of the DHS.
Internal Affairs Division::
This Unit’s main purpose is to detect, deter and reduce financial loss to the State regarding fraud allegations and administrative issues relating to the performance of DHS’s employees and contractors. It is a key resource for ensuring DHS’s financial integrity with regard to preventing and investigating employee and contractor fraud and other misconduct. This Unit conducts administrative investigations and analyzes activities of employees, contractors, and contract employees of DHS.
Data Integrity Unit::
The Data Integrity Unit supports all OIG divisions by providing statistical analysis, database management, preliminary investigations and research, as well as developmental needs. OIG develops and monitors data sharing (*Computer Matching) techniques between DHS administrations and other government agencies. Computer Matches are a resource for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to help prevent fraud, waste and abuse of programs administered through DHS. Computer matching has been proven to be an effective tool in preventing improper disbursements of public funds.
Overpayment Unit (OPU):
This Unit’s main purpose is to calculate and establish overpayments as a result of OIG involvement. OPU assist in preparation of cases and provide testimony as states’ witness for criminal and administrative hearings. The OPU is a liaison with State, Federal and Local Government Agencies.
The quality assurance function of the OPU assures OIG procedures are followed and the proper documentation is provided in reports so that the cases are prepared for criminal court, administrative hearings and or recoupment of fraudulent funds.