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Promoting economy, efficiency, and integrity in USDA programs through audits, investigations, and reviews.

Food Box Program

The program provided a direct pipeline from producers to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Reports to Congress

First Half October 1, 2021–March 31, 2022


Oversight Plan

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provided USDA more than $8.3 billion in funding.

  • Whistleblower Protection

    Department of Agriculture

    Visit the Office of Special Counsel's website to learn more about its mission to protect federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing.

  • Report Fraud


    You can confidentially or anonymously report violations of laws and regulations relating to USDA programs online, by phone, or in writing. Click below for information.

  • The Oversight Community


    The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

    The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency


Recent Reports

COVID-19—Food Safety and Inspection Service Pandemic Response at Establishments

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We reviewed the actions FSIS took relating to COVID-19 to ensure the continuation of inspection operations at meat and poultry slaughter and processing establishments, including to ensure the health and safety of FSIS inspectors and how FSIS spent the $33 million in CARES Act funding.

Inspection / Evaluation
Food Safety and Inspection Service

Initiatives to Address Workplace Misconduct

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We determined whether FSIS’ actions taken in response to complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace, received October 1, 2019, through May 31, 2021, were in accordance with Departmental and agency policy.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

USDA's Compliance with Improper Payment Requirements for Fiscal Year 2021

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OIG reviewed USDA’s compliance with improper payment and high-dollar overpayment requirements for FY 2021.

Farm Service Agency
Food and Nutrition Service
Forest Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Risk Management Agency

COVID-19 Funding Dashboard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Funding Dashboard allows stakeholders to explore an overview of the sources and uses of USDA’s COVID‑19 funding. 

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