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Ranked Among Top 5 OIGs in 2023

Our office continues to rank as the best place to work at the U.S. Department of the Interior, according to 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. We are also ranked in the top 5 OIGs and top 50 out of more than 450 Federal agency subcomponents!

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Jennifer Douglas, 48, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today to theft from federal programs.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2018, Douglas was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Citizens Conservation Corp (CCC), a non-profit organization, when it obtained $111,221.09 from the United States Department of Interior National Park Service (NPS…

Press Release

St. Croix, VI – United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced today that Gregory Camacho, 43, of St. Croix, was sentenced by District Judge Wilma A. Lewis to nine months of home detention with electronic monitoring and four years of probation after pleading guilty to Converting Property of Another. Judge Lewis also imposed a fine of $6,000.00, a special assessment of $75, and ordered Camacho…