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Office of Inspector General

OIG Reports

Following is a listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General.

Congressionally Requested and Chemical Safety Board Reports

What is the EPA OIG?

The Office of Inspector General performs audits and investigations of the EPA and its contractors to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse. Learn more

2018 OIG Reports

Date Title Publication Number Environmental Goal(s) Report Teams
Apr 16, 2018 Management Alert: Salary Increases for Certain Administratively Determined Positions 18-N-0154 Operating efficiently and effectively FO
Apr 16, 2018 EPA Complied With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act Requirements 18-P-0153 Compliance with the law C
Apr 9, 2018 EPA's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program Is Delivering Timely and Relevant Data to the Office of Water 18-P-0151 Ensuring clean and safe water, Improving EPA research programs ER
Mar 16, 2018 EPA Did Not Use Allegedly Flawed Studies to Estimate Methane Emissions or Set New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Production 18-P-0129 Improving air quality A
Feb 28, 2018 Differences in Processing Practices Could Decrease the Reliability of Ozone Data Used for Assessing Air Quality to Protect Public Health 18-P-0105 Improving air quality A
Feb 20, 2018 EPA Can Achieve Better Value by Complying With Performance-Based Contract Requirements 18-P-0089 Operating efficiently and effectively C
Feb 15, 2018 EPA Needs to Evaluate the Impact of the Revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard on Pesticide Exposure Incidents 18-P-0080 Ensuring the safety of chemicals, Compliance with the law T
Feb 13, 2018 EPA Can Better Manage State Pesticide Cooperative Agreements to More Effectively Use Funds and Reduce Risk of Pesticide Misuse 18-P-0079 Ensuring the safety of chemicals T
Jan 24, 2018 Follow-Up Review - EPA Completed OIG Recommendations for Superfund Site in Libby, Montana 18-P-0074 Cleaning up and revitalizing land SP
Jan 18, 2018

EPA Has Not Reported to Congress on BEACH Act Progress as Statutorily Required or Fully Documented Budget Decisions  

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18-P-0071 Ensuring clean and safe water, Compliance with the law W
Jan 12, 2018 Inconsistencies With EPA Policy Identified in Region 10's Biweekly Pay Cap Waiver Process 18-P-0068 Compliance with the law, Operating efficiently and effectively FO


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GAGAS and Non-GAGAS Reports

Reports from October 2016 and later marked with a P, F or A in their report number follow GAGAS, Exitofficial examination standards established by the federal government. This sign of quality ensures the integrity, objectivity and independence of our work. 

Reports marked with an N signify the limited “non-GAGAS” work that reflects back on our recent recommendations to highlight the impact of our oversight mission.

Report Type Middle Character (i.e., 17-X-001)
GAGAS-compliant reports P, F, A
Non-GAGAS-compliant reports N

Report Teams

  • A - Air 
  • CSB - US Chemical Safety Board 
  • C - Contracts and Assistance Agreement
  • EF - Efficiency
  • FA - Financial
  • FO - Forensic
  • IRM - Information Resources Management
  • L - Land Cleanup and Waste Management
  • OM - Office of Management
  • SP - Special Programs (prev SPR)
  • ER - Environmental Research (prev ERP)
  • T - Toxics, Chemical Management and Pollution Prevention 
  • W - Water

OIG Independence of EPA

The EPA's Office of Inspector General is a part of the EPA, although Congress provides our funding separate from the agency, to ensure our independence. We were created pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended Exit.

Environmental Protection Agency  |  Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2410T)  |  Washington, DC 20460  |  (202) 566-2391
OIG Hotline: 1-888-546-8740.