main menu page title feature menus content footer
My Florida C F O

CFO's Initiatives

Stay Connected

Follow the
Department of
Financial Services

Sign up for the CFO's
weekly newsletter!

Press Release

News   RSS RSS   Press Office   Archive

Public Comment Invited as Inspector General’s Office Seeks Accreditation

10/14/2015

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413- 2842

 
TALLAHASEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Office of the Inspector General invites public comment as the Office seeks accreditation. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, the granting entity, will conduct an assessment on December 2nd. The assessment determines the Office’s compliance on policies and procedures, management, operations and practices. To become accredited is recognition that the Office maintains standards of excellence that are confirmed by peer organizations.
 
As part of the assessment, employees of the Department of Financial Services and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by writing to:
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Email: info@flaccreditation.org
 
After the assessment team completes their review of the Office's Investigations Section, they will report their findings to the full Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, which will then decide if the Office of Inspector General will be granted accredited status. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation's two-member assessment team includes Juli Brown, Accreditation Manager for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Adrienne Lucas, Accreditation Manager for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The Office of Inspector General must comply with 44 mandatory standards in order to receive accredited status.  A copy of the accreditation standards is available through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation's website at www.flaccreditation.org. Participation in accreditation process is voluntary and, if granted, will be for a three-year period.

# # #

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).