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
what we do
We perform audits, evaluations, and investigations of EPA and its contractors, grantees, and recipients of otherFederal
funds to promote economy and efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. We also maintain the OIG
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 environmental programs. Inspire public confidence by preventing and
detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in Agency operations and protecting the integrity
of EPA programs.