On April 14, 1989, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was created in the Department of Justice (Department) by amendment to the Inspector General Act of 1978. OIG’s mission is to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in Department programs and misconduct by Department personnel. The OIG also assists Department managers in promoting integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Department programs and operations through its audits, inspections, investigations, and special reviews.
The OIG has jurisdiction to review the programs and personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Attorneys, and all other organizations in the Department.
The major functions of the OIG are to:
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