The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) was established on July 1, 2012, to investigate waste and identify inefficiencies in executive branch state government. During the General Assembly's 2011 Session, two bills — SB1477 and HB2076 — resulted in legislation that created OSIG.
Title 2.2 Chapter 3.2 (§§ 2.2-307 through 2.2-313) of the Code of Virginia outlines the authority, responsibilities, powers and duties of OSIG, which include:
- Investigating complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse or corruption by an executive branch state agency, non-state agency or officers, employees or contractors of those agencies.
- Administering the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund.
- Overseeing the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline.
- Conducting performance audits of state agencies.
- Providing training and coordination of standards for the state’s internal audit functions.
- Performing inspections and conducting reviews of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services facilities and programs.
- Reviewing operations of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.
How is OSIG Organized?