Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2008 March 31, 2009
Office of the Inspector General


OIG Profile

The OIG is a statutorily created, independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct involving Department programs and personnel and promote economy and efficiency in Department operations. The OIG investigates alleged violations of criminal and civil laws, regulations, and ethical standards arising from the conduct of Department employees in their numerous and diverse activities. The OIG also audits and inspects Department programs and assists management in promoting integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG has jurisdiction to review the programs and personnel of the FBI, ATF, BOP, DEA, USAO, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and all other organizations within the Department, as well as contractors of the Department and organizations receiving grant money from the Department.

The OIG consists of the Immediate Office of the Inspector General and the following divisions and office:

The OIG has a nationwide workforce of approximately 410 special agents, auditors, inspectors, attorneys, and support staff. For FY 2009, the OIG’s direct appropriation was $76 million, and the OIG received an additional $3.8 million in reimbursements.

As required by Section 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act), as amended, this Semiannual Report to Congress reviewing the accomplishments of the OIG for the 6-month period of October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009, is to be submitted no later than April 30, 2009, to the Attorney General for his review. The Attorney General is required to forward the report to Congress no later than May 31, 2009, along with information on the Department’s position on audit resolution and follow-up activity in response to matters discussed in this report. Additional information about the OIG and full-text versions of many of its reports are available at www.usdoj.gov/oig.

United States map indicating Audit and Investigations divisions geographic locations. Locations of both Audit and Investigations divisions include San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.  Locations of Investigations division locations only include Los Angeles, Tucson, El Paso, Houston, Miami, Detroit, New York, and Boston. Locations of Audit division locations only include Philadelphia.

 


« Previous Table of Contents Next »