The Office of Audit

The Office of Audit (OA) conducts and supervises comprehensive financial and performance audits of SSA's programs and operations and makes recommendations to ensure that program objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently. OA also conducts short-term management and program evaluations, and other projects on issues of concern to SSA, the Congress, and the general public.

Types of Audits Conducted by the Office of Audit

The types of audits OA conducts include:

  • Financial audits – audits that assess whether SSA’s financial statements fairly present the Agency’s financial position, results of operation, and cash flow
  • Performance audits – audits that review the economy, efficiently, and effectiveness of SSA’s programs and operations

Field Offices for the Office of Audit

OA is headquartered in Baltimore, MD and has ten field offices in:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Richmond, CA

Senior Staff

Steven L. Schaeffer

Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Rona M. Lawson

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit - Program Audits and Evaluations

Kimberly A. Byrd

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit - Financial Systems and Operations Audits