The Office of the Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) provides independent legal advice and counsel to the Inspector General on a wide range of issues, including statutes, regulations, legislation, and policy directives. OCIG also developes employee training and assists all OIG components with personnel matters.
Whistleblower Rights and Protection
Chief Counsel to the Inspector General Joseph Gangloff directs the OIG's Whistleblower Protection Coordinator Program. The program educates SSA employees about prohibitions on retaliation for protected disclosures; and their rights and remedies against retaliation for protected disclosures.