The Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General was created in 1987 by Executive Order 1987-7 to protect the interests of the Commonwealth and its citizens. The Office of Inspector General’s mission is to prevent, investigate, and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in the programs, operations, and contracting of executive agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction. The Inspector General is a cabinet-level official who is appointed by, and reports to, the Governor. Additionally, since 1994, the Office of Inspector General has been investigating welfare fraud and conducting collection activities for public assistance programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
The staff at the Office of Inspector General proudly aspires to ensure that taxpayer monies are being spent appropriately and that the government is operating efficiently. To effectively perform its mission, the Office of Inspector General is comprised of four bureaus who work tirelessly to serve the public.
For a sampling of the work the Office of Inspector General has done on behalf of Pennsylvania’s citizens, please visit the Office of Inspector General Accomplishments page.