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Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the OIG are codified in California Public Utilities Code Section 28840-28845. They include, but are not limited to, requiring the IG to:

  1. Examine BART’s operating practices to identify fraud, waste, and opportunities for efficiencies in administration of its programs and operations.
  2. Ensure the BART administration, the board of directors, and the public are fully informed of the IG’s findings and recommendations.
  3. Identify opportunities to improve data used to determine project resource allocations.
  4. Conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations relating to BART’s programs and operations, including, but not limited to, toll-funded programs.
  5. Identify best practices for delivering capital projects and recommend policies to enable BART to adopt these practices when practicable.
  6. Recommend policies that promote efficiency in the administration of programs and operations.
  7. Review and recommend best practices that BART should follow to maintain positive and productive relations with its employees and the collective bargaining units representing those employees.
  8. Provide a report, at least annually, to the Board of Directors and the California Legislature that summarizes significant problems identified in audits and investigations and whether BART has implemented the resulting recommendations.
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