Message from Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza
On September 7, 2010, Illinois Governor Quinn appointed me to serve as acting executive inspector general for the agencies of the Illinois governor. On November 17, 2010, the Illinois Senate confirmed my appointment to a term that expires June 30, 2013. Prior to my appointment, I served more than ten years as an assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Texas. Most recently, I served as midwest regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago.
The Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) recognizes that the majority of state employees and officials are hardworking and honest individuals. However, when actual or apparent impropriety is detected, it must be fairly and objectively investigated. It is the goal of the Office of Executive Inspector General to heighten the trust of Illinoisans in the functions of state government
The vision for this office is one in which:
- Citizens of Illinois view the OEIG as wholly independent, objective, and fair.
- Those who wish to report misconduct to the OEIG may do so with relative ease.
- OEIG investigations are conducted thoroughly, objectively, and in a timely manner.
- The activities of the OEIG are transparent to the fullest extent allowed by law and rule.
We continuously update our website to include recent Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) decisions relating to OEIG investigations of violations of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and redacted final reports of OEIG investigations, and to include recent news.
Thank you for visiting our website and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Executive Inspector General