Acting Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Jennifer Walker currently serves as the Acting Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and directs all OIG investigative activities related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagment in Social Security's programs and operations. She oversees four Headquarters Division and 10 Field Divisions, which encompass about 80 offices around the country, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Ms. Walker started her career with the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General as a Special Agent in the Washington, D.C. office of the Philadelphia Field Division (PFD) in 1997. In 2004, she transferred to OIG Headquarters as a Special Agent in the Strategic Research and Analysis Division (SRAD), where she was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge in 2006. In 2007, she transferred back to the PFD to lead the Special Projects Team, a position she held until her promotion to the position of Special Agent-in-Charge of the SRAD and transfer back to Headquarters in 2010. She led this division until 2012.
Since 2012, Ms. Walker has held the positions of Special Agent-in-Charge of the Policy and Administration Division in the Office of Investigations, Executive Officer in the Office of Investigations, and the Special Assistant to the Inspector General for Anti-Fraud Initiatives in the Immediate Office. She most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, overseeing Eastern Field Operations.
Prior to her career with the Office of the Inspector General, Ms. Walker worked for the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division in Washington, D.C. as a Tax Fraud Investigative Assistant.
Ms. Walker graduated from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Maryland, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She has received numerous awards for her work performance, including a Federal Executive Board Gold Medal Winner for Outstanding Professional and a Commissioner’s Team Award.