U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Office of Investigations

Matthew Elliott
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Edward Baugh
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

The Office of Investigations conducts, supervises, and coordinates investigations that: 

  • Examine allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement resulting in significant financial loss to DOI;

  • Review employee misconduct associated with fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of DOI financial resources;

  • Scrutinize allegations involving contractors, grantees, or other entities doing business with and receiving funds from DOI;

  • Make recommendations to the DOI suspending and debarring official for administrative actions or compliance and ethics agreements;

  • Make referrals pursuant to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act to administratively recover for false statements and false claims under $150,000;

  • Assess and examine allegations involving senior DOI officials, misconduct by law enforcement supervisory personnel, and felony criminal misconduct or domestic abuse by DOI law enforcement officers; and

  • Study, evaluate, and analyze DOI programs jointly with other enforcement organizations.

Office of Investigations Link Library: