Full Contact Info

To submit a general comment or question about the EPA Office of Inspector General, contact us by one of the methods below.

By Mail:

Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2410T)
Washington, DC 20460

By Phone: (202) 566-2391

By Fax: (202) 566-2549

By Email:

Please send any suggestions or comments specifically concerning this website to: (with the subject "Comment for Webmaster".)

Top of page

Subscribe to EPA OIG

Email Updates
This mailing list will send you email notices when EPA OIG posts new reports, statements, and other news items to its website. Once you submit this form, you will receive an email at the address you provide to verify your email address. Follow the instructions on this email to complete your subscription.


All of the EPA Office of Inspector General's reports, news, congressional activity, notification memorandums, and other public products are also available through the official EPA OIG Twitter account. To take advantage of this social media subscription method, simply log into your Twitter account and "follow us" @EPAOIG or click the follow button below.

Top of page

Suggestions for Audits, Evaluations and Pending Projects

As part of our efforts to be the best in public service and oversight for a better environment tomorrow, we welcome suggestions for audits and evaluations as well as any input relating to our notification memo topics. Audits and evaluations provide accountability and transparency for government programs. They provide objective analysis and information for agency decision makers.

We conduct audits and evaluations of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activities, contracts, grants and programs that examine ways in which EPA management can improve program performance and operations, reduce costs, and improve public accountability. We also serve as the Inspector General for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Your suggestions will be considered as the Office of Inspector General considers new projects.

To make suggestions for audits or evaluations, please contact us via one of the following methods:

By Email: (with the subject "Suggestions for Audits and Evaluations".)

By Phone: (202) 566-2391

By Fax: (202) 566-2549


Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Inspector General Hotline
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mailcode: 2431T)
Washington, DC 20460

Top of page

Careers with the OIG

Thank you for your interest in a career with the EPA OIG. We are a small organization with an important mission: to help EPA become more economical, effective, and efficient in its efforts to make America a cleaner and healthier place.

We are doing significant, rewarding work. Here at the EPA OIG, multi-talented people think for themselves and work in teams to advance efficient environmental protection. If you have the necessary skills, and a commitment to make America a better place, the opportunities are here.

Current Job Openings

Position: Auditor (Information Technology)
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0511-12
Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Location: Washington, D.C.
Job Announcement Number: EPA-OIG-MP-2015-0030
Open Period: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to Wednesday, September 2, 2015
USAJOBS Position Link (Status) Exit Disclaimer

See all available EPA jobs at  Exit Disclaimer

Job Paths

To perform our work, the OIG hires a variety of specialized professionals, including:

  • Program Analysts/Evaluators
  • Auditors
    • Financial
    • Performance
    • Forensic
    • Information Systems/Technology
  • Special Agents (Criminal Investigators)
  • Computer Specialists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Social Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Professional Communicators



  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity to develop skills
  • Flexible work schedules (maxiflex)
  • Telecommuting (flexiplace)
  • Sick leave for family care
  • Leave sharing
  • On- or near-site child care
  • Child care tuition assistance
  • Job security
  • Cost-of-living pay raises
  • Substantial health benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation (starting at 2-and-a-half weeks a year)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (Federal 401k retirement plan)
  • Casual business attire
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Tuition assistance
  • Transit subsidies
  • Mentoring program
  • Performing a job that matters
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Kansas City
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Research Triangle Park (North Carolina)
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Winchester, Tennessee

EPA Human Resources

Top of page

Report a Violation

EPA needs your help. Please let us know about potentially harmful environmental activities in your community or workplace.

The mission of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is to improve the environment and protect human health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations, preventing pollution and promoting environmental stewardship. An effective environmental protection system requires a strong and vigorous enforcement program. Using an appropriate combination of enforcement and compliance assistance, we and our partners prevent and reduce pollution, thereby protecting human health and the environment.

Report a Suspected Environmental Violation

Top of page

FOIA Requests

What are the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA)?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right to obtain access to Federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions. The Privacy Act (PA) provides access to one of ten nondisclosure documents except for those protected by the exemptions. The PA protects from disclosure all personal identifiable records in the Government’s possession, with certain exceptions established by statute.  Exit Disclaimer

Who can file a FOIA or PA request?

Anyone can file a FOIA request. Any citizen or lawfully-admitted alien can file a PA request. Either type of request must be made in writing or submitted in an electronic format. The EPA OIG does not accept requests by phone.

How long does it take to get a response under FOIA?

Once an agency receives a FOIA request, the agency has 20 working days to make a decision on the request.

How can you file a FOIA and PA request with the EPA?

1. FOIAonline (Preferred / Fastest Method)

FOIAonline allows you to electronically submit FOIA requests, modify requests, communicate with the EPA about the status of a request, search previously submitted requests, view responsive documents that are cleared for release, access a dashboard with information about the status of a request, and file an appeal.

Access FOIAonline at

2. Postal Mail / Fax

FOIA and PA requests for EPA OIG records can be sent directly to the EPA OIG FOIA Officer by mailing a request to:

FOIA Officer
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 2411T
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Fax: (202) 566-0870

3. Email

Requests can also be submitted directly to the EPA OIG by emailing a request to or directly from this Web site using the form and instructions below.

Provide a description of the records you are seeking in a way that will permit the OIG to identify and locate them. If you are seeking records relating to a facility, site, or regulated entity, please include the complete name and address of each property you are inquiring about.

Reading Room - Guide to Reference Materials

FOIA requires that agencies have a “reading room” to inspect publicly available documents. The reports webpage is available to serve this purpose, here on our public website.

OIG’s FOIA Officer

(202) 566-1512 or

Top of page