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Office of the Inspector General
 

About

Inspector General Act of 1978

IG Act Overview
In brief, The IG Act of 1978, as amended, grants the OIG the administrative authority to:
  • Receive full access to all records and materials available to the Agency.
  • Determine which audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews are necessary and issue appropriate reports.
  • Issue subpoenas for non-Federal records.
  • Report directly to the head of the Agency.
  • Receive employee and other complaints, protect sources, and when necessary, refer matters to the United States Attorney General.
  • Hire employees, experts, and consultants and procure necessary equipment and services.
  • Obtain assistance from other agencies, including Federal, State, and local governments.
Last Updated: 4/19/2012 10:25 AM
REPORT WASTE, FRAUD,
ABUSE
OIG Hotline: Click Here
For information about whistleblowing and reprisal and about your rights and responsibilities as a Treasury employee or contractor, please contact the OIG Whistleblower Ombudsman Program at
202-927-0650
or
OIGCounsel@oig.treas.gov

COUNCIL OF INSPECTORS GENERAL ON FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
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The Council of Inspectors General on Financial Oversight was established by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111-203). Council members share information about their ongoing work, with a focus on concerns that may apply to the broader financial sector and ways to improve financial oversight. The Council is made of nine financial regulatory agency Inspectors General and is chaired by Eric Thorson, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Treasury.

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