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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.

Semiannual Report to Congress

Read the latest report to Congress highlighting the OIG’s successful work from October 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.

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.

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

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Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that a federal jury in Cheyenne returned guilty verdicts against a Pennsylvania man and two Florida men related to a stock fraud involving NuTech Energy Resources Inc., a company that…

Press Release

Devon Energy Corporation, an Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company, and its affiliates, Devon Energy Corp. (Oklahoma) and Devon Energy Production Company LP (collectively, “Devon”), have agreed to pay $6.15 million…