The Office of the Counsel to the Inspector General

OCIG works with the Office of Investigations (OI) on sensitive, complex, and often time-critical investigations of allegations of administrative, civil, and criminal violations involving SSA programs and personnel.  OCIG also works with OI’s Office of Special Reviews and Professional Responsibility, which conducts investigations relating to whistleblower retaliation and allegations of misconduct by senior Agency officials and OIG personnel, special reviews related to issues of significant or congressional concern, and special projects at the direction of the Inspector General.  OCIG’s Section 1120 and 1140 Enforcement staff oversee and administer SSA’s Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) program.