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Semiannual Report to Congress

Read the latest report to Congress highlighting the OIG’s successful work from April 1, 2023, through September 30, 2023.

Pandemic Response Oversight

The OIG is charged with oversight of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s $756 million pandemic relief fund. Learn how we are fulfilling our mission to prevent fraud, waste, and misuse during this crisis.

Whistleblower Protection

Federal laws protect whistleblowers from reprisal for disclosing waste, fraud, abuse, and danger to public health and safety. Learn more about whistleblower protections for DOI employees, contractors, and grantees, as well as how to file a whistleblower reprisal complaint.

Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations Oversight Plan for 2024

Using a risk-based, tiered approach, AIE will initiate work in nine focus areas in 2024, including oversight of IIJA, IRA, and other supplemental funding provided to the DOI.

RECENT REPORTS

Issue Areas

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The OIG is charged with oversight of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s $756 million pandemic relief fund. Learn how we are fulfilling our mission to prevent fraud, waste, and misuse during this crisis.
Responsibility to Native Americans
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education provide services to 574 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. OIG oversight helps prevent fraud and mismanagement that diverts funds from those in need.
Financial Management
DOI has significant financial assets, including contracts, financial assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements), property, and other resources. Within this broad area, we prioritize oversight work on grants and contracts, CARES Act, and spending under the Great American Outdoors Act.

OIG In The News

Press Release

Hilcorp San Juan L.P., an oil and gas company with offices in Aztec, New Mexico, and Houston, has agreed to resolve allegations that it knowingly underpaid royalties owed on oil and natural gas produced from federal lands. The company has agreed to pay $34.6 million to resolve its False Claims Act and other liability for the conduct.

Press Release

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Robert Martin, 67, of Beckley, pleaded guilty yesterday to fraudulent receipt of property from a debtor. Martin admitted to paying himself without authorization while serving as the chief executive officer of the entity that operated the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol.