When the public thinks about financial assistance programs administered by OKDHS, the issues that most often come to mind are fraud, waste and abuse.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is organized to serve three primary functions:
- financial audits for compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations
- quality control audits of the Agency’s four largest assistance programs, and
- fraud-related or special investigations completed for criminal prosecution or internal administrative action by OKDHS.
State and federal statutes define fraud as crime. Its detection and prosecution are a major responsibility of the Investigations Unit.
The Internal Audit Unit oversees and preserves the integrity of OKDHS programs and services and assures administration of public resources in a fiscally responsible and ethical manner.
The Administrative Review Unit is responsible for performing quality control reviews on sampled cases from the Food Stamp and Medicaid programs administered by OKDHS.