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The OEIG Experience

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The OEIG is deeply committed to helping improve State government and works to pursue a highly ethical work force free of fraud, waste, and abuse. The OEIG’s oversight can help improve the quality of work in the State as well as root out waste and wrongdoing.

The Office of Executive Inspector General employs a dedicated group of public servants who are resolute in the agency’s mission to serve the interests of the public by ensuring accountability in State government. The OEIG is devoted to the highest standards of quality and professionalism and is committed to safeguarding governmental operations, which directly impacts those we serve.

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. That commitment establishes a workplace culture that values each employee and their part in creating better State government.

--- Executive Inspector General Susan Haling

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Commitment to Ensuring Quality Public Service

The OEIG’s commitment to ensuring quality public service includes hiring talented staff, providing in-depth training and opportunities to learn, and bringing our best work to every project our Office is involved in. The staff at the OEIG want to serve the public and work hard to maintain the reputation and integrity of this Office.

OEIG Employees Have a Wide Range of Professional Experiences and Backgrounds

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While the OEIG focuses on investigative, compliance, and training work, our employees’ various professional backgrounds and experiences bring diverse perspectives to our work. For example, many of our employees have completed degree programs in criminal justice and political science, but other areas of study have included biology, business, communications, east asian studies, information technology, journalism, law, philosophy, and sociology.

 

In addition, staff members, depending on their specific position, may have certificates as an Investigator, Interviewer or Fraud Examiner, or may be licensed as a paralegal or an attorney.

 

Some OEIG current and previous employees have the following professional backgrounds and experiences:

  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Law enforcement operations and administration
  • Military
  • Information technology
  • Court advocates
  • Attorney in private practice and the public sector
  • Internal investigations in public and private sector
  • Prosecutor
  • Human Resource professional
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • EEO Investigator
  • Accountant
  • Probation Officer

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Commitment to Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OEIG Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group

The OEIG has an internal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group. Our Working Group is comprised of OEIG employee volunteers from each division who work together to brainstorm, research, and implement steps to make the OEIG an inclusive and equitable working environment that celebrates diversity. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group specifically focuses on three areas: mentorship and development, recruitment and hiring, and training. Each focus area meets once a month.

Some examples of our work include: 1) continuing to expand recruitment efforts to attract a large and diverse applicant pool for OEIG positions; 2) establishing an internal mentorship program to provide continuing support and development opportunities for our staff; and 3) identifying and implementing relevant diversity training opportunities including an office-wide introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion training; and 4) establishing "OEIG Connect," an internal discussion group that meets throughout the year to discuss issues related to marginalized groups and identities, such as race, gender, and abilitiy.

 

More information regarding OEIG Diversity and Inclusion Working Groups

Benefit Opportunities

  • Health and Dental insurance along with Vision insurance*
  • Pension Benefits through the State Employees’ Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation: supplemental retirement savings program-457k
  • Commuter Savings Program: pre-tax transportation program
  • Flexible Spending: Medical and Dependent pre-tax savings program
  • Life insurance benefit: free with option to purchase additional insurance (up to 8 x your annual salary) at low cost. Spouse and child life insurance available
  • Disability coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program through Magellan
  • Up to 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid time off includes: vacation, personal, and sick days
  • 10 week paid leave for maternity/paternity, and adoption purposes after satisfactory completion of 6 month probationary period
  • Semi-monthly payroll
  • For attorneys, as the budget permits, payment of attorney registration fees and opportunities for continuing legal education
  • Employee Equivalent Time Policy

 

* For more information on benefits: www.benefitschoice.il.gov

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