Senior Staff

Walter E. Bayer

Congressional and Intragovernmental Liaison

Walter Bayer currently serves as the Congressional and Intragovernmental Liaison in the Immediate Office.  In this capacity, Mr. Bayer coordinates OIG’s congressional relations program and communicates with Federal law enforcement officials, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and other Federal agencies regarding congressional-related initiatives. 

Mr. Bayer began his career as an auditor with the Government Accountability Office where he served in Washington, DC; Frankfurt, Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts auditing international assistance programs, U.S. trade policy, and federal financial statements.  Mr. Bayer joined SSA OIG in 1997 and has served in various capacities in the Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago audit offices, previously serving as the Director of the Chicago Audit Division, overseeing teams in Chicago and Crystal City, Virginia. 

Mr. Bayer has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree from Boston College.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.