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Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

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The goals of the Office of the Inspector General are to :

  • improve the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of NARA operations

  • detect and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement

Pursuant to the IG Act of 1978, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App. 3), the OIG:

  • conducts audits and investigations, both criminal and investigative, relating to all aspects of NARA operations to promote efficiency and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement

  • reviews and recommends policies for NARA activities and for relationships with other Federal agencies

  • reviews proposed or existing legislation affecting NARA for impact on the economy and efficiency of operations

  • keeps the Archivist and the Congress fully informed of fraud, serious problems, abuses and deficiencies relating to the administration of NARA programs

  • recommends corrective action and reports progress in implementing corrective action

  • reports violations of Federal criminal law to the Department of Justice

NARA's organization is based upon the priorities established in Preserving the Past to Protect the Future, the Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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