South Carolina’s new Inspector General just a few weeks ago took over a job that was still being defined. The post is set up by an executive order by the governor, with some statutory authority yet to be established by the General Assembly. That has not stopped Jim Martin, the second man to fill the post in a matter of months, from taking on the job to root out waste, fraud and abuse in state agencies.
Gov. Nikki Haley introduced Martin to the heads of these agencies at her Cabinet meeting last week. He talked with Ashley Byrd of South Carolina Radio Network. He says he’ll have two investigators on board by August 2.
AUDIO: Jim Martin discusses getting started, answering complaints
Martin takes over after the first appointee, George Schroeder quietly stepped down, saying he was frustrated with the lack of support his office was receiving.