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Immediate Office of the Inspector General

The Immediate Office of the Inspector General is responsible for coordinating and assuring accomplishment of the overall mission of the OIG. In addition to providing overall leadership and setting the direction of the OIG, the Immediate Office of the Inspector General also provides the independent legal counsel for the organization, internal management support, Congressional and public liaison, and oversight of external summary reporting of activities, such as the OIG Semiannual Report to Congress, Annual Plan, and the annual Management Challenges report.

The Immediate Office of the Inspector General is composed of the Inspector General, the Deputy Inspector General, their executive staff, and three direct-report units: Office of Counsel, Quality and Integrity Group, and Congressional, Public Affairs, and Communications Services.

Key Personnel:

Inspector General: Vacant

Deputy Inspector General Delegated the Duties of Inspector General: Sandra Bruce
Sandra.Bruce@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 245-6900

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  • Office of Counsel

    The OIG Office of Counsel is responsible for OIG’s legal, Freedom of Information Act, and ethics functions. OIG attorneys provide legal advice and assistance to the Inspector General and OIG staff on a full range of subjects, including Federal education law; administrative, criminal, and civil procedure; and the civil False Claims Act. OIG attorneys represent OIG in administrative litigation before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Key Personnel:

    Counsel to the Inspector General: Antigone Potamianos
    Antigone.Potamianos@ed.gov
    Phone: (202) 245-6900

  • Quality and Integrity Group

    The Quality and Integrity Group is responsible for conducting internal investigations of OIG personnel and for internal quality control reviews and vulnerability assessments of audit, investigative, inspection, and administrative activities. The Group may perform special investigations, reviews, audits, and inspections of a sensitive or complex nature and special projects not within the purview of other OIG entities.

    Key Personnel:

    Director: Theresa Perolini
    Theresa.Perolini@ed.gov
    (202) 245-6900

    Congressional, Public Affairs, and Communications Services

    The Congressional, Public Affairs, and Communications Services group, referred to as Communications Services, coordinates communications between the OIG and Congress, the media, and the general public. Communications Services produces statutory reports such as the Semiannual Report to Congress, content on the OIG public-facing website, the OIG’s podcasts, and other audio-visual content. Communication Services also provides editing services, graphic design, template maintenance, and oversight of publications policies and procedures for the OIG.

    Key Personnel:

    Congressional and Public Affairs Liaison: Catherine Grant
    Catherine.Grant@ed.gov or OIGPublicAffairs2@ed.gov
    202-245-7023

    Communications Services Liaison: Jillisa Milner
    Jillisa.Milner@ed.gov
    (912) 602-1725



   
Last Modified: 06/14/2021