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Office of Inspector General

Sept. 20, 2013

About Us

OIG Mission

The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the critical programs and operations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We accomplish this mission by:

  • conducting independent and objective audits, evaluations, and other reviews of SEC programs and operations;
  • conducting independent and objective investigations of potential criminal, civil, and administrative violations that undermine the ability of the SEC to accomplish its statutory mission;
  • preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in SEC programs and operations;
  • identifying vulnerabilities in SEC systems and operations and making recommendations to improve them;
  • communicating timely and useful information that facilitates management decision making and the achievement of measurable gains; and
  • keeping Congress, the Chair, and the Commissioners fully and currently informed of significant issues and developments.
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