Who We Are
We are the Office of Inspector General (OIG)—the statutory, independent entity within the U.S. Department of Education (Department) responsible for identifying fraud, waste, abuse, and criminal activity involving Department funds, programs, and operations. We conduct independent audits and other reviews and criminal and civil investigations. We recommend actions to address systemic weaknesses and improve Department programs and operations. We also recommend changes needed in Federal laws and regulations.
We promote the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the Department’s programs and operations through independent and objective audits, investigations, inspections, and other activities.
To be a dynamic, high-performing oversight organization with a diverse, inclusive, engaged, and skilled workforce that drives continuous improvement in Federal education programs.
Our core values guide our professional actions and decisions. They answer the question, “What do we stand for?” Our core values align with our CARE for each other, our mission, and our work.
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