4 IDHR employees allegedly falsified documents, forged signatures

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois officials say an investigation conducted by the Office of the Executive Inspector General has found that four Illinois Department of Human Rights employees allegedly falsified documents and forged signatures to cover for work they didn't do.

The report, released on Monday, also says that supervisors allegedly did not monitor the four investigators, that supervisors didn't pay attention to investigations until they were completed, and that supervisors stopped monitoring investigators after six months.  The four investigators resigned in 2011 and 2012.

The agency investigates discrimination complaints across the state.  The Department of Human Rights responded to the report, saying that it has implemented other safeguards, increased training, and now audits investigations.
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