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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Photo of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building looking North to South.
AOC's annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results...

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Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National...

About the OIG Hotline

About the OIG Hotline

The Architect of the Capitol, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and/or abuse (FW&A) in AOC programs, and/or involving AOC personnel.

The purpose of the AOC's OIG Hotline is to receive complaints of fraud, waste, or abuse in AOC programs and operations including mismanagement or violations of law, rules or regulations by AOC employees, contractors or program participants. Examples of FW&A violations include:

  • Contract fraud, including contract mischarging by the contractor
  • Kick-backs and bid rotation by competing contractors
  • Contractors failing to pay full wages to employees
  • Bribery and acceptance of gratuities by government employees
  • Significant mismanagement and waste of funds
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Travel fraud
  • Gross abuse of employee time and attendance reporting
  • Abuse of authority
  • Theft or abuse of government property, including private (unofficial) use of government computers
  • Computer crime
Minor incidents, such as, irregular time and attendance abuse, or one-time misuse of government property should be reported to management. Personnel matters involving requests for individual relief should be handled through the appropriate grievance process with AOC management.