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Office of Inspector General

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

The FDIC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent organizational unit established under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, that conducts audits, evaluations, investigations, and other reviews of FDIC programs and operations.   The OIG's mission is to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of FDIC programs and operations, and to prevent, deter, and detect, waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in FDIC programs and operations.

The OIG aims to drive change and make a difference by prompting and encouraging improvements and efficiencies at the FDIC, help preserve the integrity of the agency and the banking system, and protect depositors and financial consumers.  To accomplish its mission and achieve its vision, the OIG has established the following six goals:

  • Conduct superior, high-quality audits, evaluations, and reviews;
  • Investigate significant matters of wrongdoing and misconduct relating to FDIC employees, contractors, and institutions;
  • Strengthen relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Administer resources prudently, safely, securely, and efficiently;
  • Exercise leadership skills at all levels within the organization; and
  • Promote teamwork within the Office.

The OIG also has developed internal objectives to accomplish these goals.