The Office of the State Inspector General

Championing Better Government Performance 

Our Mission

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
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Brief History

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 2.2-313) of the Code of Virginia outlines the authority, responsibilities, powers, and duties of OSIG, which include: