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Inspector General

The Florida Department of Education provides leadership, technical assistance, and support to the local educational entities and institutions comprising the education system of sixty-seven (67) school districts, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and twenty-eight (28) state and community colleges. Other areas of responsibility within the Department include workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, and blind services.

In accordance with Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, the OIG is the "central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government" and is responsible for conducting audits, investigations, and other consulting and technical assistance activities. Also, in accordance with Section 1001.20, Florida Statutes, under certain conditions the OIG is responsible for conducting, coordinating or requesting investigations into allegations of waste, fraud, or financial mismanagement within the school districts, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, or the Florida College System institutions.

Mission and Goals:

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to assist the Commissioner of Education in achieving the department's mission of increasing student proficiency and maintaining an accountability system that measures student progress. The OIG accomplishes this by providing independent audits and reviews of programs and activities, conducting investigations of alleged violations, and offering consulting services to assist management in their efforts to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

Mike Blackburn
Inspector General
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1201
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0403
Fax: 850-245-9419