In the Office of Investigations, we investigate allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse affecting programs administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). We operate a fraud hotline whereby individuals can report allegations directly to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Both the American taxpayers and Federal employees are harmed when OPM programs are defrauded or when misconduct compromises program integrity. We pursue criminal prosecution, civil action, and/or administrative penalties when appropriate. We frequently investigate cases jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Our investigations are nationwide, so our criminal investigators and analysts are located in small offices across the country, in addition to our office in Washington, DC.
Our investigations include:
Concerned citizens, OPM employees, OPM program offices, and OPM contractors report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse to the OIG. We also use data analysis techniques to identify potential fraud in high risk programs, and we participate in health care fraud task forces across the country. When appropriate, we refer health care providers the OIG's Debarring Official for possible suspension or debarment from the FEHBP.
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