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The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and detect and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce. OIG proposes innovative ideas and constructive solutions that lead to positive internal and external changes for the Department. OIG provides timely, useful, and reliable information and advice to Commerce officials, the Administration, Congress, and the public, with the goal of improving the Department's management, operations, and delivery of services to the public.

Vision Statement

To create a high-quality work environment that promotes excellence and confidence in the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce.

Core Values

The Office of Inspector General is committed to
  • Independence, objectivity, and integrity
  • Accountability
  • The public interest
  • A positive work environment
  • Timely, high-quality work
  • Cooperation and openness
  • Job satisfaction
  • Compliance with laws and regulations
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