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Office of Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations

Kathleen R. Sedney
Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations

Melanie Sorenson
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits

Nicki M. Miller
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations

The Office of Audits, Inspections, and Evaluations conducts, supervises, and coordinates reviews that:

  • Measure DOI programs and operations against best practices and objective criteria to determine efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Evaluate revenues and expenditures of the Insular Area Governments of the American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands; and DOI funds provided under the Compact of Free Association between the United States Government and the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
  • Examine DOI financial statements to determine if they are presented fairly and in accordance with accounting principles.
  • Audit DOI grants and contracts awarded to State, local, tribal, and Insular Area governments; for-profit and non-profit organizations; and educational institutions.
  • Oversee the work of non-Federal auditors.
  • Serve as the Federal audit agency responsible for determining compliance with the Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended. 

To learn about upcoming audit work, read the Oversight Plan for 2024, which outlines (1) mandatory projects; (2) discretionary activities; and (3) nine focus areas where we plan to target our resources.

Read the most recent report on the system review of the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General audit organization.

Read the most recent inspections and evaluations peer review of the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General.