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Michelle B. Schmitz was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and to the Senior Executive Service in 2009. She is responsible for overseeing the Office of Investigations in investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and allegations of employee misconduct in the programs administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. These programs include the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System, and the Federal Investigative Services.
In June 1990, she began her career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a background investigator. She became a criminal investigator in the Office of the Inspector General in December 1991, where she specialized in health care fraud investigations.
In 1999, she went to work for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), European Special Investigations and Fraud Field Office in Heidelberg, Germany, where she was Team Chief of a joint task force responsible for working with German Customs authorities to investigate organized black marketing. In 2002, she was reassigned to the U.S. Army CID’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit at Fort Eustis, Virginia
In March 2004, Ms. Schmitz returned to the Office of the Inspector General, where she served as Special Agent-in-Charge of the Southeast Region, then as Special Agent-in-Charge of Field Operations, prior to her promotion to Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in 1990.
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