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Office of Inspector General

Office of Inspector General

Inspector General
Philip M. Heneghan

Mission

Promote and preserve the effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Functions

The Office of Inspector General is an independent office, required to be established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended; that performs the following functions:

A. Determines policy and procedure for Office of Inspector General operations;

B. Conducts and supervises audits of USITC programs and operations, including recommendations for corrective action and reporting deficiencies in implementing such corrective actions;

C. Conducts administrative, civil, and criminal investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse related to USITC programs and operations and coordinates with outside entities such as the Department of Justice and Office of Government Ethics when appropriate;

D. Reviews legislation and regulations for impact on the economy and efficiency of Commission programs and operations;

E. Coordinates Office of Inspector General activities with other Offices of Inspector General;

F. Keeps the Commission and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the programs and operations of the USITC through statutory and non-statutory reports, including the Semiannual Report to Congress;

G. Follows and supports all agency-wide functions including Equal Employment Opportunity, ethics, audit follow-up, and property management.