Office of Investigations

Stephen Hardgrove
Acting Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Matthew Elliott
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

The Office of Investigations conducts, supervises, and coordinates investigations that:

  • Examine allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement resulting in significant financial loss to DOI;
  • Review employee misconduct associated with fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of DOI financial resources;
  • Scrutinize allegations involving contractors, grantees, or other entities doing business with and receiving funds from DOI;
  • Make recommendations to the DOI suspending and debarring official for administrative actions or compliance and ethics agreements;
  • Make referrals pursuant to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act to administratively recover for false statements and false claims under $150,000;
  • Assess and examine allegations involving senior DOI officials, misconduct by law enforcement supervisory personnel, and felony criminal misconduct or domestic abuse by DOI law enforcement officers; and
  • Study, evaluate, and analyze DOI programs jointly with other enforcement organizations.

Telephone: 202-208-6752
Fax: 202-208-6062
Office Locations