Office of Inspector General

Inspector General Offices

In the United States there are Offices of Inspectors General at all levels of government: federal, state, and local. At the federal level, the primary purpose of an Inspector General (IG) is to provide an independent and objective assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of agency activities, full and current accounting of problems and deficiencies, and oversight of agency compliance with federal laws and regulations. IGs accomplish their mission primarily through the conduct of independent audits, inspections, and investigations of programs and activities.