The Architect of the Capitol’s Office of Inspector General promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs.
The Architect of the Capitol Inspector General Act of 2007, codified at 2 U.S.C. § 1808, established the Office of Inspector General (OIG). This legislation applies some sections of the Inspector General Act of 1978 as amended, specifically Sections 4, 5 (other than Subsections (a)(13) and (3) and (e)(1)(B) thereof), 6 (other than Subsection (a)(7) and (8) thereof), and 7. The Inspector General reports directly to the Architect of the Capitol. The mission of this independent office is to:
The Inspector General is an ex officio non-voting member of the AOC's Audit Committee.
OIG Vision Statement
The OIG is a high performing team who are agents of positive change, striving for continuous improvement in AOC management and operations. We foster an environment in which the AOC workforce has trust and confidence in our work.
OIG Mission Statement
The OIG promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs. We do this through value-added, transparent and independent audits, evaluations and investigations. We strive to positively impact the Agency and the tax payer while keeping Congress informed.
The AOC Office of Inspector General is led by Inspector General Carol Bates.