Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

About OIG

The 1988 amendment to the Inspector General Act of 1978 added the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), along with 32 other agencies, to the list of agencies with statutory Inspectors General.

The Office of Inspector General was formally established at NARA in April 1989.

Mission Statement

To promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness at NARA by detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in its programs and operations while keeping stakeholders informed.

Vision Statement

To impartially deliver independent and thorough oversight that transforms NARA into a more efficient and effective organization.

Inspector General: James Springs


If you have been employed by the OIG and signed any sort of nondisclosure agreement, please see the note about the WhistleBlower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012.

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