Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

About the Office of Inspector General

The 1988 amendment to the Inspector General Act of 1978 added the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), along with 32 other agencies, to the list of agencies with statutory Inspectors General.

The Office of Inspector General was formally established at NARA in April 1989.

Mission Statement

The OIG serves the American citizen by improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of NARA programs and operations.  As part of our mission, we detect and prevent fraud and abuse in NARA programs, and strive to ensure proper stewardship over Federal funds.  We accomplish this by providing high-quality, objective audits and investigations, and serving as an independent, internal advocate.  Unique to our mission among other OIGs is our duty to ensure NARA protects and preserves the items belonging in our holdings, while safely providing the American people with the opportunity to discover, use, and learn from our documentary heritage.

Inspector General: James Springs


If you have been employed by the OIG and signed any sort of nondisclosure agreement, please see the note about the WhistleBlower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012.

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The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272