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To submit a general comment or question about the EPA Office of Inspector General, contact us by one of the methods below. Visit the OIG's Congressional and Media Protocols to learn about the media inquiries process. If you instead need to file an OIG Hotline complaint, please visit our hotline page.​ For any questions about this website, please contact the web team using OIG_WEBCOMMENTS@epa.gov with 'Comment for Webmaster' in the subject line.

Contact Methods
Form EPA OIG Contact Form
Email OIG_WEBCOMMENTS@epa.gov
Phone (202) 566-2391
Fax (202) 566-2549
Mail Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2410T)
Washington, DC 20460

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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:

Suggestion Methods
Email OIG_WEBCOMMENTS@epa.gov (Use the subject "Suggestions for Audits and Evaluations") 
Phone (202) 566-2391
Fax (202) 566-2549
Mail Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2431T)
Washington, DC 20460

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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.

Job Paths Benefits

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
Locations
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Kansas City
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Research Triangle Park - RTP (North Carolina)
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Winchester, Tennessee

Learn more about working for the agency on the EPA Careers page.

EPA Human Resources

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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

If you instead need to file an OIG Hotline complaint, please visit our hotline page.​

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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.

http://www.foia.gov/ Exit

FAQs about FOIA  
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 https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia

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
EPA OIG
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 OIG_FOIA@epa.gov.

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 OIG reports webpage is available to serve this purpose, here on our public website. FOIAonline provides search functionality for EPA OIG FOIA responsive documents that do not contain first-party protected information.
OIG’s FOIA Officer

(202) 566-1512 or OIG_FOIA@epa.gov


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EPA OIG Contact Form

Why are you contacting the EPA OIG?
Learn more about Hotline Complaints
(If your complaint DOES NOT involve a specific EPA or Chemical Safety Board program or employee, please Report the Environmental Violation or use the appropriate EPA Hotline to file your complaint)
Wish to remain anonymous?

WARNING REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY

  1. If you choose to make an anonymous complaint, your anonymity – depending on the mode of communication you select – may be forfeited.  Also, please note that it may be difficult for the OIG to effectively investigate an anonymous complaint because we will not be able to speak to you about the issues you are raising.
  2. If you are an EPA employee, your confidentiality will be protected unless you give your consent or disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation, audit or evaluation.
  3. If you are not an EPA employee, and you request confidentiality, your confidentiality will be protected by the OIG to the maximum extent permitted by law (for example, by using applicable exemptions and exclusions of the Freedom of Information Act and applicable exemptions of the Privacy Act).
  4. Email messages may be sent to: OIG_Hotline@epa.gov. The hotline phone numbers are: 202-566-2476 or 888-546-8740. Hotline fax is: 202-566-2599.  Written complaints may be sent to: OIG Hotline; U.S. EPA, OIG, Office of Investigations HQ; 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW  Mailcode 2431T; Washington DC 20406.
Your Information
Description of the fraud, waste or abuse within an EPA or Chemical Safety Board program. Need to attach files? Use our OIG_Hotline@epa.gov email instead.
Need to attach files? Use our OIG_WEBCOMMENTS@epa.gov email instead.