The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. The Inspector General, who is appointed by the President subject to Senate confirmation, reports to the Attorney General and Congress. The OIG investigates alleged violations of criminal and civil laws by DOJ employees and also audits and inspects DOJ programs.
The OIG's nationwide workforce of more than 400 employees includes auditors, program analysts, criminal investigators, attorneys, and administrative and support personnel. In addition to headquarters' units in Washington, D.C., and Audit and Investigations Division field offices in Rosslyn, Virginia, the OIG has offices in the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, New York, Trenton, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tucson, and Denver.