Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
With a staff consisting of attorneys and support personnel headquartered in Washington, DC, the Office of Counsel provides legal services to the nationwide operations of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The office provides legal advice and assistance to the OIG in litigation arising out of or affecting OIG operations and provides support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Department of Justice in civil fraud and other procurement-related litigation involving GSA contracts and programs.
The Office of Counsel is also responsible for representing the OIG in personnel matters; managing the OIG's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act; providing legal support for OIG audits and investigations; conducting the OIG's ethics program; and reviewing OIG policies, contracts, and publications.
- Inspector General Act of 1978
- Competition in Contracting Act of 1984
- Privacy Act of 1974
- Freedom of Information Act
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
- Federal Acquisition Regulation