Inspector General

Conducts independent audits, evaluations, and reviews of GPO programs and operations


Established by the Inspector General Act of 1988, the Office of the Inspector General offers an independent and objective means of keeping the Director of the GPO and Congress fully informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the agency’s administration and operations. Two units are responsible for fulfilling the OIG mission: the Office of Audits and Inspections and the Office of Investigations. For more information on our structure, see our Organization Chart.

OIG Hotline

The Hotline is a confidential reporting mechanism operated by the OIG that provides current and former GPO employees, vendors, and the general public with an important avenue for reporting allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and/or mismanagement related to GPO programs, operations, and personnel. If you suspect that a rule or law that impacts GPO in anyway is being--or has been—violated, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Hotline.

How to File a Complaint or Contact the Hotline

We prefer that you file a complaint using the Online Complaint Form. The form can be filled out and submitted online or printed, filled out at a later time, and submitted via e-mail, by fax (202.512.1352), or by U.S. Mail using the address:

U.S. Government Publishing Office
Office of Inspector General Hotline
P.O. Box 1790
Washington, DC 20013-1790

Confidentiality – In accordance with the GPO Inspector General Act of 1988 and Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, the identity of all individuals who file a complaint with the OIG will remain confidential and not disclosed to anyone outside of the OIG without the consent of the individual complainant, or if “the Inspector General determines such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation.”

Anonymity – The OIG will accept and review anonymous complaints; however, the ability to fully address the content of the complaint may be seriously degraded without the ability to contact the complainant for further information or clarification, if deemed necessary.


Michael P. Leary
Inspector General
U.S. Government Publishing Office
c/o Office of the Inspector General
Mail Stop IG
732 North Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20401
ph 202.512.0039
fx 202.512.1352