The OIG conducts its work through audits, criminal investigations, and reviews of DOL programs and operations. Most OIG vacancies fall within two fields: criminal investigators and auditors.
- Plan and conduct criminal investigations of fraud against DOL programs by contractors, grantees, claimants, medical providers, and DOL employees.
- Plan and conduct investigations of labor racketeering and organized crime influence or corruption in unions, pension and employee benefit plans, and in DOL programs.
- Complete intensive Federal law enforcement training that prepares them to interview witnesses, perform undercover and surveillance activities, make arrests, and participate in Federal strike forces.
- Plan and conduct audits of DOL programs, operations, and financial statements.
- Review costs incurred by grantees and contractors.
- Determine whether programs have achieved their goals in an efficient manner.
- Recommend improvements.
- Use audit tools that combine both traditional and cutting edge technology.