The U.S. Senate confirmed Carol Fortine Ochoa as the Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration on July 29, 2015. As Inspector General, Ms. Ochoa leads a nationwide workforce of more than 300 auditors, special agents, attorneys, and other professional staff whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct and to promote economy and efficiency in GSA operations.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent unit established by law which is responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the General Services Administration's (GSA) programs and operations. Our mission is to help the GSA to effectively carry out its responsibilities and to protect the public interest by bringing about positive changes in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations.
We meet our mission through:
- Independent audits and reviews of contracts, data and financial systems, information technology, and programs.
- Criminal and civil investigations.
- Reviews of proposed legislation and regulations.
- Consultation with GSA, congressional, and law enforcement officials.