united states environmental protection agency office of inspector general “Catalyst for Improving the Environment”
who we are
The Office of Inspector General is an independent office within EPA that helps the Agency protect the environment in a more efficient and cost effective manner. We consist of auditors, program analysts, investigators, and others with extensive expertise.
what we do
We perform audits, evaluations, and investigations of EPA and its contractors, grantees, and recipients of other Federal funds to promote economy and efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. We also maintain the OIG Hotline.
why we do it
We strive to serve as a catalyst for improving the environment. By helping the Agency operate more economically, effectively, and efficiently, we contribute to improved environmental quality and human health. We strive to provide solutions to problems that ultimately result in making America a cleaner and healthier place.
Add value by promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within EPA and the delivery of environ- mental programs. Inspire public confidence by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in Agency operations and protecting the integrity of EPA programs.
“There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.”