The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to our mission to stop financial fraud, waste, and abuse within Baltimore City Government and vendors doing business with the city. Complaints are received from government officials, employees, and concerned citizens via the hotline or in person. The complaints are evaluated and may result in an investigation, referral or closure. As our reputation for investigating concerns has grown, the number of complaints has risen. This increase in investigations has led to an expansion of the staff of investigators. We have strived to maintain our focus on fiscal responsibility and utilized cost saving measures at every turn to stay within our budget. This is our duty as stewards of citizens tax dollars.
The OIG believes in continuous improvement and the office must prioritize more engagement with the community in order to further the understanding of what the office does and how it impacts the community we serve. Communication is key. The OIG is pleased to announce that beginning today, Mr. Anthony McCarthy will be joining the office. Mr. McCarthy will act as a liaison raising awareness of the OIG’s mission and operations to the public, employees and all city stakeholders.
Mr. McCarthy has lived and worked in Baltimore City for decades with a lengthy and distinguished career in media relations. He is the former Editor-In-Chief of the AFRO-American newspaper and hosted the award-winning news and public affairs program, The Anthony McCarthy Show on public radio WEAA 88.9 FM . Mr. McCarthy served as the Chief of Staff for a former City Council President for two years and was the Spokesman for three former Baltimore City Mayors. Mr. McCarthy’s background includes many positions with Baltimore City government where he was an integral part of the Baltimore Community serving on boards of the Public Justice Center of Maryland, the Baltimore City NAACP, the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Union Memorial Hospital and Tears of a Mother’s Cry. The OIG could not be more excited to welcome Mr. McCarthy and his vast skills and knowledge to the OIG team. Mr. McCarthy can be reached at 443-984-0000 or Anthony.McCarthy@Baltimorecity.gov