The Inspector General of Veterans Affairs provides executive leadership and sets strategic direction for a nationwide staff of auditors, investigators, inspectors, and support personnel who conduct independent oversight reviews and investigations of the second largest Department in the Federal government, the Department of Veterans Affairs. OIG oversight is designed to improve the economy, effectiveness and efficiency of VA programs, and to prevent and to detect criminal activity, waste, abuse, and fraud. The Deputy Inspector General serves as the OIG’s Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for planning, directing, and monitoring all agency operations.
The Immediate Office of the IG is the focal point for all contacts with the Office of the VA Secretary, congressional staff, the media, and other Federal IG organizations. The office serves as the central coordination point for all executive correspondence, congressional testimony, and external reporting requirements. The office is also responsible for the OIG’s Senior Executive Service human resources program