The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides oversight to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and operations to help ensure that USDA is able to provide the best possible service to the public and American agriculture. OIG focuses its efforts to advance the value, safety and security, and integrity of USDA programs. In providing such oversight, OIG makes recommendations to address agency programs and core management functions that may be vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. These vulnerabilities can affect USDA’s ability to achieve its mission. Since the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, OIG has annually reported on the Department’s progress in addressing its most critical management challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, and USDA’s increased responsibilities for program delivery, have made addressing these challenges even more important.