Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency that prevents and detects fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and public property and promotes transparency in government.

Contact Us

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

Phone

Main Office (617) 727-9140

Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline (800) 322-1323
MassDOT Fraud Hotline (855) 963-2580
Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline (617) 722-8838
Media Inquiries (617) 722-8822

Online

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline IGO-FightFraud@state.ma.us
MassDOT Fraud Hotline MassDOTFraudHotline@state.ma.us
Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline 30BHotline@state.ma.us
Training/MCPPO Inquiries MA-IGO-Training@state.ma.us
Employment Inquiries IGO-Employment@state.ma.us

Who we serve

We serve the residents of Massachusetts, state and local governments, and those who work with the government by promoting transparency, efficiency and accountability in government.

OIG Hotlines Announcement

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) public fraud reporting hotlines are open.

During the coronavirus outbreak, our hotlines are open to serve you.

Our confidential hotlines for reporting public fraud, waste or abuse are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to receive your tips and complaints.

In addition, our Chapter 30B assistance hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., if you are a public employee or public official with Chapter 30B procurement questions.

MCPPO Training Program Announcement

Many MCCPO classes are occurring online.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we have moved our Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program classes to an online format and changed the class schedule. We remain committed to our mission to provide high-quality education related to detecting and preventing the fraud, waste and abuse of public funds, resources and property.

Developing complete online versions of our classes in a short time has required a significant investment of resources, including costs to adapt our curriculum to online learning and the cost of Blackboard®, the online learning platform we are using. Creating this new learning environment has presented many challenges, but we are committed to making these classes available to you under any circumstances. 

The MCPPO program is funded primarily through our class fees, and fees are used exclusively to support the program. But while our costs have increased, we made the decision not to raise fees. 

We look forward to seeing you in one of our online classes.

Recent news & announcements from Office of the Inspector General

News

OIG Finds That Selectman Violated His Duties To His Town 

6/12/2020 Office of the Inspector General

News

Procurement Guidance and Reminders Sent to Commonwealth Officials  

6/10/2020 Office of the Inspector General

Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha provided information to Commonwealth officials on safeguarding public funds and preventing fraud, waste and abuse during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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