Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides independent and objective audits and investigations relating to ARC’s programs and operations, and keeps the Commission and Congress fully informed about any problems or deficiencies at the Commission.

In addition, the OIG provides leadership and coordination, recommends policies to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, and promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in ARC’s programs and operations. The OIG has statutory authority to subpoena or otherwise obtain all records, files, reports, documents, or materials needed to conduct audits, inspections, and investigations.

Meet the Inspector General

In March 2020, Philip Heneghan was named the ARC Inspector General. In this role, Mr. Heneghan heads ARC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), while recommending policies to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, and promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Commission’s programs and operations. Before coming to ARC, Mr. Heneghan previously served as the Inspector General of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) since December 2009. Prior to his position with the USITC, Mr. Heneghan served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development. From 1998–2002, he served as the Assistant Inspector General for Auditing at the Peace Corps. He also spent eight years at the U.S. Agency for International Development as an Assistant Director for Special Audits, and worked in progressively responsible audit positions at the Environmental Protection Agency and the General Services Administration. Mr. Heneghan holds a Master of Science degree in information systems with an emphasis on database design and security from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Maryland.

Inspector General Reports

Search through all ARC audit reports and semi-annual reports here.

The ARC OIG is subject to audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). ARC OIG is also peer reviewed by other federal Offices of Inspectors General.

External Peer Review Reports

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

The Office of Inspector General serves taxpayers by investigating reports of fraud, waste, or abuse involving federal funds. If you believe a project funded by ARC or an ARC activity is wasteful, fraudulent, or abusive of federal funds, submit a report by phone or by mail, or through the anonymous OIG online complaint form.

Inspector General Hotline

Toll-free number: 1.800.532.4611

Washington Metro-area number: 202.884.7667

Complaint filings can remain anonymous.

Inspector General Mailing Address

Office of Inspector General
Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068

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