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Office of Inspector General

Mission and Authority

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Appalachian Regional Commission was established as an independent entity in 1989. The OIG provides independent and objective audits and investigations relating to agency programs and operations, as set forth in the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452), as amended.

The OIG provides leadership and coordination; recommends policies to prevent and detect fraud and abuse; and promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in agency programs and operations. The inspector general also provides a means for keeping the ARC federal co-chair and Congress fully informed about problems and deficiencies at the Commission.

In support of these responsibilities, the OIG has statutory authority to subpoena or otherwise obtain all records, files, reports, documents, or materials needed to conduct audits, inspections, and investigations. The inspector general is independent and may not be prevented from carrying out any audit, inspection, or investigation, or issuing any report.

Hubert Sparks, ARC Inspector General

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