Promote and preserve the effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, requires the Office of Inspector General to be an independent office that performs the following functions:
A. Determine the policies and procedures for Office of Inspector General operations;
B. Conduct and supervise audits of USITC programs and operations, including recommendations for corrective action and reporting deficiencies in implementing such corrective actions;
C. Conduct administrative, civil, and criminal investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse related to USITC programs and operations; and coordinates with outside entities, such as the Department of Justice and the Office of Government Ethics, when appropriate;
D. Review legislation and regulations for impact on the economy and efficiency of USITC programs and operations;
E. Coordinate USITC Office of Inspector General activities with other agencies’ Offices of Inspector General;
F. Keep the USITC and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the programs and operations of the USITC through statutory and non-statutory reports, including the Semiannual Report to Congress; and
G. Follow and support all agency-wide functions including equal employment opportunity, ethics, audit follow-up, property management, records management, and information security.