Office of Inspector General

Welcome to the website of the Office of Inspector General for the School District of Philadelphia. Our Office is an independent entity within the School District of Philadelphia, responsible for administrative and criminal investigations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, mismanagement, conflicts of interest, and waste. Our investigations are conducted by a professional staff of investigators.

Cynthia Irizarry, Inspector General

Latest OIG News and Stories:

OIG Investigation Reveals Lack of Compliance with Prep Payback Requirements

The OIG for the District received a complaint that a particular District school submitted an excessive number of prep payback claims from the 2020-21 school year without providing sufficient documentation to support the lost prep hours.  A subsequent OIG investigation into the prep payback claims, worth $24,846, did not uncover any fraudulent activity.  However, the investigation revealed that the District does not require schools to maintain sufficient records as dictated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the District.  The OIG made multiple recommendations, including that the District formalize policies and procedures pertaining to Prep Payback, the implementation of a uniform prep payback log to be used by all schools, and that requests for teachers to miss prep periods be made in writing.

To read the full report synopsis, click here.

District Employee Loses Take-Home Vehicle Privileges after OIG Investigation Reveals Abuse of District Vehicle

The OIG for the School District investigated the misuse of a District vehicle by a District employee.  The OIG investigation substantiated that the employee used their vehicle for personal purposes, transported a non-District employee in the vehicle, and provided false statements to the OIG during the course of the investigation.  As a result of the OIG investigation, the employee ultimately lost their take-home vehicle privileges.

To read the full report synopsis, click here.

OIG Annual Report (2022)

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote a culture of accountability, transparency, and integrity to bolster public confidence in the School District of Philadelphia by rotting out corruption, fraud, misconduct, waste, and mismanagement.

To read the 2022 OIG Annual Report, click here.