The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established in 2007 to investigate suspected employee misconduct and fraud, waste, and abuse in all programs administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). The OIG Administrative Office is located at 2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 30.450, Atlanta, GA 30303. The duties of the OIG are divided among three units, Benefits Recovery, Internal Audit, and Investigative Services.
The mission of the DHS Office of Inspector General is to work collaboratively with DHS Divisions and Offices to ensure success of DHS program goals by:
- Promoting the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of DHS programs and operations to assist the Department in meeting its mission.
- Conducting independent and objective audits, investigations, and other activities relevant to the DHS mission.
- The detection and prevention of fraud, waste and abuse - seeking administrative sanctions, civil recoveries and/ or criminal prosecution of those responsible for fraud, waste and abuse in DHS programs and offices.
Professionalism/Integrity: We insist on high standards of professional conduct from employees at all levels and strive to maintain the highest level of trust and integrity in all of our activities understanding that by the nature of our mission we are held to a higher standard.
Communication: We encourage an environment of "risk free" communication and promote the open, honest and respectful exchange of ideas and information.
Valuing Employees: We strongly value the productivity and contributions made by our diverse workforce. We realize our responsibility to provide resources, training, recognition and equal opportunity to optimize employee potential.