The Office of the State Inspector General
Championing Better Government Performance
On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth, the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) serves as a catalyst for positive change by:
- Facilitating good stewardship of resources
- Deterring fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption
- Advocating efficiency and effectiveness
- Promoting integrity and ethical conduct
The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) was established on July 1, 2012, to investigate waste and identify inefficiencies in executive branch state government. During the General Assembly's 2011 Session, two bills — SB1477 and HB2076 — resulted in legislation that created OSIG.
Title 2.2 Chapter 3.2 (§§ 2.2-307 through 2.2-322) of the Code of Virginia outlines the authority, responsibilities, powers, and duties of OSIG, which include:
- Investigating complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by an executive branch state agency, non-state agency or officers, employees, or contractors of those agencies;
- Administering the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund;
- Overseeing the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline;
- Conducting performance reviews of state agencies;
- Providing training and coordination of standards for the state’s internal audit functions;
- Performing inspections and conducting reviews of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services facilities and programs; and
- Reviewing operations of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.