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Office of Investigations

The Office of Investigations conducts criminal investigations into allegations of fraud and misconduct related to SSA programs, operations, and employees. Field Operations work closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Cooperative Disability Investigations Operations oversees the Cooperative Disability Investigations program, a key anti-fraud initiative that combats fraud within Social Security disability programs. The Office of the Chief Investigative Counsel conducts complex criminal investigations and oversight activities, including whistleblower retaliation investigations, misconduct by SSA senior officials and OIG personnel. Headquarters Operations supports field divisions, provides digital forensics expertise, manages training and administrative matter, process allegations of fraud from the public and also leads fugitive felon enforcement efforts. Investigative efforts may result in criminal or civil prosecutions, Civil Monetary Penalties, Administrative Sanctions, or Agency administrative actions.

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

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