International Trade Commission OIG
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was established at the USITC in 1989 as a result of amendments to the Inspector General Act. The OIG is designed to be an independent and objective unit. The Inspector General reports regularly to the Commission and semiannually to the Congress.
The mission of the Office of the Inspector General is to promote and preserve the effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). General responsibilities include:
1. Conducts and supervises audits and investigations of USITC programs and operations,
2. Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of USITC programs and operations,
3. Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in the programs and operations of the USITC, and
4. Keeps the Chairman and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of USITC and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.
The Office of Inspector General welcomes your reports of fraudulent activity, waste of resources, abuse of authority, and/or whistleblower reprisals related to U.S. International Trade Commission programs and operations. This includes reports of gross mismanagement or violations of law, rules, or regulations by USITC employees or others associated with USITC programs.
Everyone is permitted to submit reports and information including USITC employees, persons associated with USITC programs, and members of the public.
You are not required to identify yourself when reporting potential fraud, waste and abuse to the OIG Hotline, but choosing to remain anonymous may hinder the Office of Inspector General's ability to fully investigate your complaint.
If you choose to identify yourself, the Office of Inspector General will not disclose your identity without your consent, unless the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation.
Anything that is generally not under the jurisdiction of the U.S. International Trade Commission Office of Inspector General, including:
EEO Complaints (please refer to the U.S. International Trade Commission Equal Employment Opportunity Office),
Any emergency requiring immediate assistance, and
Freedom of Information Act requests.