Immediate Office of the Inspector General

The Immediate Office of the Inspector General (IO) provides the Inspector General with staff assistance on the full range of his/her responsibilities.

IO staff leads the OIG's strategic planning efforts, directs OIG communications with the public and the media, provides liaison with all agencies sharing common interests with the OIG, and ensures coordination with congressional committees, SSA, the Social Security Advisory Board, and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

IO staff also develops and maintains relationships with Members of Congress, conducting dialogue and participating in negotiations on highly sensitive matters with elected officials and their staffs. IO staff also develops legislative histories, researching, gathering, and disseminating information on Congressional activities affecting OIG programs and operations.