Message from Executive Inspector General Ricardo Meza
I was first appointed to office on September 7, 2010 and was subsequently reappointed and confirmed on October 23, 2013 to a 5-year term, which expires June 30, 2018. Before being named executive inspector general, I was midwest regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago. Prior to that, I served more than 10 years as an assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Texas.
The primary mission of the Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) is to ensure accountability in the public entities under our jurisdiction. Our office investigates allegations of misconduct some of which may result in findings and recommendations to the affected public entities and officials. We focus our resources on investigations that will provide the greatest improvement to the state’s ethical climate, i.e., relating to those matters that: involve significant wrongdoing; expose systematic or widespread misconduct; involve abuse of authority or resources; or reveal violations of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
Our vision remains one in which:
- all citizens view us as wholly independent, objective, and fair;
- individuals who wish to report misconduct may easily do so with confidence and ease;
- we conduct our investigations thoroughly, objectively, and in a timely manner; and
- our work is transparent to the fullest extent allowed by law and rule.
We frequently update this website so that it provides timely information concerning recent publicly disclosed investigative reports, disciplinary decisions related to violations of the Ethics Act, and appeals of our revolving door employment determinations, among other valuable information.
Thank you for visiting our website and please contact us if you have any questions or wish to report misconduct.
Executive Inspector General