Office of Inspector General

Jayme Naberezny, 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.

Latest OIG News and Stories:

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.

Employee Terminated Following OIG Investigation into Fraudulent Education Credentials

A District employee was terminated in November 2022 after the OIG completed an investigation into the employee’s reliance on a fake bachelor’s degree to receive a promotion.  The employee submitted a photograph of a diploma to verify their education.  However, the OIG investigation confirmed that the employee never attended the school and the diploma was not authentic.  The employee’s reliance and use of a fake bachelor’s degree violated the District’s Code of Ethics.

For the report synopsis, click here.

OIG Investigation Determined Lack of Continuous Oversight Led to Teachers’ Erroneous Claims for Prep Payback Payments Worth $73,000

The OIG for the School District discovered that during the 2018-2019 school year, an alarmingly large number of missed prep periods were submitted from the William T. Tilden Middle School when compared to the rest of the District.  The investigation ultimately determined that a lack of accountability, failure to follow proper policies and procedures, and the absence of continuous oversight by the District led to an egregious amount of erroneous prep payback claims at Tilden worth approximately $73,644.  In large part, the process and procedures for prep payback as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the District was not being followed and affected compliance with the program requirements.  Furthermore, the OIG investigation found that some teachers at Tilden made claims for missed prep periods on days they were absent due to personal illness, on the District’s only snow day that year, or on days they worked during the summer.  Ultimately, due in part to the OIG investigation, the District did not pay out the full amount of the prep payback claims.

To read the review, click here.