OIG conducts independent audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations to promote economy and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the programs and operations of the Department of State (Department) and the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). OIG’s mandate is broad and comprehensive, involving oversight of the full scope of Department and USAGM programs and operations, including more than 76,000 employees and more than 270 overseas missions and broadcasting networks, as well as the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). These agencies are funded through approximately $17.9 billion in combined annual appropriations and $6.8 billion in earned revenue from consular fees and other income. OIG also is responsible for full or partial oversight of an additional $19.3 billion in Department-managed foreign assistance. In total, OIG conducts oversight of more than $76 billion in Department and USAGM programs and operations.
To be a world-class organization and a catalyst for effective management, accountability, and positive change in the Department, the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the foreign affairs community.
To conduct independent audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations to promote economy and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the programs and operations of the Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
We accept responsibility for our work product, services, and performance.
We promote diversity in the workplace and treat people with dignity and respect. We expect civility as we conduct our work and in our interactions with each other.
We clarify expectations and encourage candor. We communicate with purpose and strive to align our words and our actions and to be aware of the effect we have on others. We look for ways to improve ourselves and our work by expressing appreciation and by giving and accepting constructive feedback.
We foster a diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and trusting culture where people can share their ideas and opinions. We empower and engage our colleagues to achieve outstanding organizational results.
We maintain our independence and act with courage, honesty, and professionalism. Our work is fact-based, objective, and supported by sufficient evidence that meets professional standards.
We are committed to learning about and listening to others’ perspectives, objectives, and challenges. We seek new information to inspire creative and analytical thinking. We foster an environment that fuels innovation and results.
You can learn more about OIG by reviewing our:
Semiannual Reports to Congress
U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General External Peer Review 2022.