Senior Staff

Michael D. Robinson

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Michael Robinson currently serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and directs all OIG investigative activities related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in SSA programs and operations.  He oversees three Headquarters Divisions and 10 Field Divisions, which encompass about 80 offices around the country, including Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.  In 2008, Mr. Robinson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as Assistant Inspector General for Technology and Resource Management.  In that role, he was responsible for the OIG's budget, facilities management, automated systems, human resources and management support, strategic planning, and fraud hotline management and fugitive enforcement.  

Mr. Robinson started his government career with SSA as a teleservice representative in Baltimore, Maryland.  In 1997, he became a special agent with the OIG's Office of Investigations.  During his OIG career, Mr. Robinson has served as a special agent in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland; special agent/program manager of the Electronic Crimes Team; and Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge and Special Agent-in-Charge of the Philadelphia Field Division.  His responsibilities included overseeing criminal, civil, and administrative investigations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Additionally, while still an OIG special agent, Mr. Robinson completed special investigative assignments with the U.S. Secret Service-Metro Area Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Headquarters Task Force, immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College, and was simultaneously commissioned as an Army Officer through the Georgia Tech Army ROTC program. He also holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Administration of Justice from Wilmington University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida Tech University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova University. He's continued his executive education by attending the Federal Executive Institute, Yale University School of Management Executive Programs, and the Program for Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Mr. Robinson is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He currently serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Wilmington University. 

Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army and the Maryland Army National Guard, starting his military service at the rank of private and honorably completing his service at the rank of Captain.

Throughout his government career, Mr. Robinson has received numerous awards for his meritorious service.