The Investigations Unit investigates allegations of improper or illegal activities by District employees, contractors or other entities doing business with the District. The OIG receives allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse from various sources, including by mail, email, walk-ins, referrals from other District departments and outside agencies, and through the OIG’s Fraud Hotline. The Investigations Unit also receives referrals from the OIG audit unit. The remaining workload consists of proactive projects designed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.
The Deputy Inspector General, Investigations heads the Investigations Unit and is a direct report to the Inspector General. The Deputy Inspector General serves as the principal adviser to the Inspector General on investigative matters with responsibility for directing the staff assigned to the Investigations Unit.
The Investigations Unit conducts its investigations according to the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspectors General. The Association of Inspectors General drafted these principles and standards based on the quality standards for Federal Inspectors General issued by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. The principles and standards represent generally accepted principles, quality standards, and best practices applicable to federal, state, and local offices of Inspectors General.
Information reported to the Office of the Inspector General is confidential. Identifying information, and personal papers or correspondence from any person reporting information to the Inspector General, shall not be disclosed unless otherwise required by law or court order. Information may be released in those cases where the Inspector General determines it is necessary to serve the interests of the District.Peer ReviewThe Association of Inspectors General (AIG) conducted a Peer Review of the OIG's Investigations Unit. Their opinion letter is available below: