Tracy B. Lynge serves as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for External Relations (OER). In this capacity, Ms. Lynge manages the OER staff and provides daily oversight of the OIG’s congressional, media, and public relations functions. Ms. Lynge came to the OIG in 2004 as a writer-editor in the Office of Investigations, and later served as a public affairs specialist, developing presentations for OIG officials and producing publications such as the OIG's Semiannual Report to Congress. Most recently, Ms. Lynge served as Executive Officer, providing advisory and consultative services to the Inspector General on all activities and concerns of the OIG.
Ms. Lynge began her public service career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Social Security Admininstration (SSA) in 2000, and held a series of increasingly responsible positions in SSA's Office of Policy and the Office of Program Development and Research. She has won several awards for distinguished service, including a 2009 SSA Commissioner’s Citation. She holds a Master of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.