Inspector General

Michael A. Raponi joined GPO as Inspector General (IG) in November 2011. As IG, Raponi will oversee the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), which provides an independent and objective means of keeping the Public Printer and Congress informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of GPO.


Raponi brings two decades of audit and investigative experience to GPO. Prior to arriving at GPO, he served four years as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). While in this position, Raponi was responsible for overseeing the audit program for DOL including regional and national audit offices. He redefined the agency’s audit process while working with a reduced staff due to budget reductions. Prior to his accomplishments at DOL, Raponi held various leadership positions in audit divisions in offices of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Raponi served in the U.S. Army as a Patriot Missile Mechanic.

Raponi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.