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Office Directory

How We Are Organized


Learn more about the different offices within the Office of Inspector General.


  • Immediate Office of Inspector General

    Sean W. O’Donnell, Inspector General
    Biography of the Inspector General

    Nicole Murley, Acting Deputy Inspector General
    Biography of the Deputy Inspector General

    Benjamin May, Counsel to the Inspector General
    Biography coming soon.

    Aimee Peralta, Senior Advisor to the Inspector General

    Jee Kim, Senior Advisor to the Inspector General

  • Immediate Office Contact Information

    (202) 250-8800
    (202) 566-0857 (Fax)

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2410T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • Office of Counsel

    Benjamin May, Counsel to the Inspector General
    Thomas Collick, Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General
    Susan Barvenik, Associate Deputy Counsel

    Contact

    (202) 566-0863

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2411T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Counsel provides independent legal and policy advice to all components of the OIG on a variety of substantive and procedural matters relating to the OIG’s audit, evaluation, investigation, and other activities. This office represents the OIG in administrative litigation before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. OC manages the OIG ethics program, providing ethics training, advice, and financial disclosure reviews. OC also coordinates OIG responses to Freedom of Information Act and other document requests. OC also houses the role of the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator who can provide educational information to Agency employees (as well as employees of EPA contractors, subcontractors, grantees, subgrantees, or personal services contractors) who have made or are contemplating making a protected disclosure about prohibitions on retaliation for protection disclosures and the rights and remedies against retaliation for protected disclosures – including the means by which employees may seek review of any allegation of reprisal, and the roles of the Office of Inspector General, the Office of Special Counsel, the Merit Systems Protection Board and any other relevant entities.

    OC activities also include legal reviews as deemed necessary by the Inspector General in response to requests by members of Congress, the agency, or the public.

  • Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

    Michael Zola, Assistant Inspector General for Congressional and Public Affairs
    Lynn Carlson, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Congressional and Public Affairs
    Jennifer Kaplan, Deputy Assistant Inspector General
    Kim Wheeler, Director of Strategic Communications

    Contact

    (202) 566-2391
    OIG.PublicAffairs@epa.gov
    OIG.CongressionalAffairs@epa.gov

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2491T) 
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Congressional and Public Affairs communicates with Congress, the news media and the general public about the OIG’s work, including responding to inquiries and requests. OCPA edits, publishes online and disseminates OIG reports and correspondence. This office also is responsible for managing the OIG’s communications and social media platforms, creating multimedia products, operating the OIG’s main phone line and email inbox, and handling internal communications.

  • Office of Audit

    Katherine Trimble, Assistant Inspector General
    Shelley Howes, Deputy Assistant Inspector General
    Marcus Gullett, Acting Deputy Assistant Inspector General

    Contact

    (202) 498-7322

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2421T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Audit conducts financial and performance audits to determine the efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance of Agency business operations and financial management. Audits assess the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse; the award and management of grants and contracts; management of information technology; and ways to realize cost savings and other efficiencies.

    [1] “Agency” refers both to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

  • Office of Special Review and Evaluation

    Paul Bergstrand, Assistant Inspector General
    Erin Barnes-Weaver, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation
    Kristin Kafka, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Administrative Investigations

    Contact

    (202) 564-6773

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2421T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Special Review and Evaluation focuses on oversight of programs, offices, and centers, evaluating whether and how they are effectively and efficiently meeting legal, regulatory, congressional, and public requirements and expectation as well as how the EPA implements, executes, and enforces new and existing requirements and on the extent to which stakeholders can rely on those requirements. The office conducts administrative investigations of allegations of misconduct by senior agency employees and complaints of whistleblower reprisal by agency employees, or employees of agency contractors, subcontractors, grantees, subgrantees or personal services contractors. The office also performs special reviews of significant events and emergent issues of concern that involve a suspected or alleged violation of law, regulation, or policy, or allegations of serious mismanagement.

    In addition, OSRE is responsible for the OIG Hotline, which encourages suggestions for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs, and receives complaints of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in EPA programs and operations, as well as violations of law, regulations and policies by EPA and CSB employees, grantees, contractors and program participants.

  • Office of Investigations

    Jason Abend, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
    Sean Earle, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
    Thomas Roelke, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

    Contact

    (888) 546-8740 (OIG Hotline)
    (202) 566-1006

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2431T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Investigations investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having an impact on EPA programs and operations. OI refers its findings to the U.S. Department of Justice for prosecution or to EPA or EPA OIG management for action. The types of allegations our special agents may investigate include, but are not limited to:

    • Financial fraud, such as contract and grant fraud.
    • Employee Integrity.
    • Cybercrime.
    • Laboratory Fraud.
    • Theft of EPA property or funds.
  • Office of Strategic Analysis and Results (OSAR)

    Adam Seefeldt, Acting Chief Strategy Officer

    Contact

    (202) 819-3586

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2421T
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Strategic Analysis and Results (OSAR) encompasses the Strategic Planning and Initiatives and Data Analytics directorates.

    Strategic Planning and Initiatives Directorate: Oversees the OIG’s strategic and annual plans; leads the development of top management challenges for the EPA and the CSB; initiates projects to identify best OIG practices, and leads policy and performance planning, and other reporting efforts.

    Data Analytics Directorate: Supports the Office of Audit, the Office of Evaluation, and the Office of Investigations by leveraging advanced analytics that highlight key risk areas to program integrity within EPA programs and operations.

  • Office of Mission Support (OMS)

    Kellie J. Walker, Chief Management Officer

    Contact

    (202) 564-0215

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2133A
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Mission Support (OMS) provides a broad range of enterprise mission support functions and infrastructure necessary for EPA OIG to complete its mission. OMS helps OIG achieve its mission and goals through the effective employment of four distinct areas:

    Control Center: Provides support services for EPA OIG HQ and Regional personnel, stakeholders, and the public by improving efficiency, coordination, and customer experience in the functional areas of facilities management, space management, property management, records management and continuity of operations.

    Human Resources Directorate: Provides operational support for activities such as recruitment, staffing, classification, retirement, and benefits liaison; employee training and professional development; performance management; employee relations; workforce planning; and executive resources.

    Budget Directorate: Provides support services to the OIG in the areas of budget formulation, budget execution, and interagency agreements, increasing business analysis capability; instituting performance-based resource strategy; and strengthening controls to promote assurance and mission accomplishment.

    Acquisitions Directorate: Provides support services to the OIG in the areas of planning, awarding and administering contracts, including issuing and interpreting acquisition regulations; administering training for contracting and program acquisition personnel; providing information technology improvements for acquisition systems; and strengthening controls to promote assurance and mission accomplishment.

  • Office of Information Technology (OIT)

    Stephanie Wright, Chief Technology Officer
    James Conrad, Deputy Chief Technology Officer

    Contact

    (202) 566-1001

    EPA Mailing Addresses

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Inspector General
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Mail Code: (2133A) 
    Washington, DC 20460

  • About

    The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides the OIG with a wide range of products and services in the areas of software development, network and infrastructure services, technical support, and information security. Additionally, performs all information management officer functions, including but not limited to overseeing information technology purchases and acquisitions, as well as providing mobile device support.

    OIT consists of the following Directorates:

    Infrastructure and Technical Services: Provides Datacenter Infrastructure Management, Citrix Administration, VMware Administration, Network Services (Routers, Switches, Firewalls), Data Protection & Disaster recovery (COOP Site), Database Administration, Auto Audit Administration (LN & Windows), IDEA Administration, Nuix Administration, Data Analytics Environment Administration, File Services and Systems Security. Provides Active Directory and O365 accounts administration, desktop application support, desktop hardware provisioning and support (laptops, monitors, docking stations, local printers, scanners), support for printers and multi-purpose devices (printer, copier and scanner), mobile device support, videoconference support and desktop security.

    Application and Web Development: Supports system requirements gathering, develops applications (Web and Low Code), system maintenance, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), System Life Cycle Management (SLCM), Continuous Monitoring, develops user and technical documentation, develops training materials & conducts system user-training, and SharePoint governance and administration. Provides web development, maintenance and administration support.

    Information Security and Privacy Management: Identifies potential Points of Exploits by conducting regular Security Scans, Performs Security Impact Assessments on system changes affecting security controls, monitors agency tools for threats and vulnerabilities through log reviews, performs annual security assessments and remediation of findings through Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) tracking and reporting, reviews internal security controls (logical and physical), develops IT security policies and procedures and actively participates in agency security workgroups and data calls, conducts Privacy Impact Assessments and facilitates System of Records Notices to the privacy of OIG data, performs Privacy reviews, addresses Privacy and Security questions and concerns along with SPAM inquiries.

  • U.S. Chemical Safety Board

    The Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency holds the position of Inspector General for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The U.S. CSB is authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and became operational in January 1998.

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts annual financial audits and evaluations of information security. The OIG also reports on CSB programs.

    In addition to audits, the OIG provides a hotline service to receive complaints of fraud, waste and abuse in CSB programs and operations including mismanagement or violations of law, rules, or regulations. Complaints may be received directly from CSB employees or the general public.

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board