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Office of Investigations

The Office of Investigations (OI) investigates possible violations of statute, regulation, or policy in the administration of the AbilityOne Program. Investigations may be criminal, civil, or administrative, and due to the nature of the AbilityOne Program, they are often worked in collaboration with other federal agencies. OI conducts investigations in accordance with the “Quality Standards for Investigations,” published by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.


In the case of potential criminal misconduct, OI may refer the findings to the Department of Justice for prosecution.  If findings are administrative, OI will provide a report of investigation to the Commission and the appropriate management authority.


We will post a summary of administrative investigative findings following issuance of our final report of investigation, after the Commission, AbilityOne Management, and the subject or impacted party (when appropriate) have been provided with the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed summary.  Investigative summaries address our findings in cases involving administrative misconduct that meet either of the following criteria:

  1. Cases in which no criminal prosecution resulted but the OIG found misconduct by a member of the Senior Executive Service or an employee at the GS-15 grade level or above; or
  2. Cases involving high profile investigations, or in which there may otherwise be significant public interest in the outcome of the investigation.

OI does not comment on active investigations.  If you have questions about the Office of Investigations or how investigations are conducted, please see our FAQ.