Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011
Office of the Inspector General

OIG Profile

OIG sealThe 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, U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO), 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 map below shows the locations for the Audit and Investigations Divisions.

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, New Jersey and Boston. Locations of Audit division locations only include Philadelphia.

The OIG has a nationwide workforce of approximately 447 special agents, auditors, inspectors, attorneys, and support staff. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the OIG direct appropriation was $84 million, and the OIG earned an additional $4 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 April 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011, is to be submitted no later than October 31, 2011, to the Attorney General for his review. The Attorney General is required to forward the report to Congress no later than November 30, 2011, along with information on the Department’s position on 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


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