District Search for Next Inspector General

School District Launches Search for Next Inspector General
Posted on 12/20/2019
Inspector General

The Palm Beach County School Board held a special meeting Wednesday, December 18 to discuss and approve the protocol regarding the search and recruitment of the District’s next Inspector General (IG).

During the special meeting, the School Board unanimously passed several measures to proceed with the search.

  • The Board agreed to hire the consulting firm Ray and Associates to lead the search for candidates.
  • After reviewing a salary survey of inspector generals for other large school districts and local governmental agencies, the Board moved to advertise the position with a salary range from $155,000 to $196,965.
  • The job description will be modified to eliminate the ability for candidates to obtain certification as a Certified Inspector General within 18 months of hiring, and instead will require that qualified candidates must currently hold the certification.
  • The School Board will review applicants in January 2020 and get feedback from the District’s Audit Committee with the intention of compiling a short list of highly qualified candidates by February.

Lung Chiu, the current IG, is retiring in 2020.

The School Board of Palm Beach County established the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to incorporate a full-time program of investigation, audit, inspection, and program review.  The OIG provides increased accountability, promotes fiscal responsibility, assists management in the establishment and maintenance of effective systems of control, and provides increased oversight in improving District operations. The OIG also assists in improving operations, including deterring and identifying fraud, waste, abuse, and illegal acts.

Watch the meeting here:

The School District of Palm Beach County