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.

MCPPO Classes and Trainings Registration Now Open

All the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program's summer classes and trainings are online. The online payment program is now live, and the MCPPO Summer Registration Form is available.

We are offering:

  • Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B
  • Contract Administration
  • Boards and Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities
  • How to Navigate an Investigation by an Oversight Agency
  • Promoting Procurement Diversity Using Chapter 30B
  • Massachusetts Public Construction Bid Laws and Workforce Participation Goal Requirements
  • Winter-Related Procurement
  • Public Sector Ethics

Visit our MCPPO schedule and class page for more information.

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

24-hour Confidential Reporting

Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline (617) 722-8838

Available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F

MassDOT Fraud Hotline (855) 963-2580

24-hour Confidential Reporting

MCPPO Classes and Training Inquiries (617) 722-8884
Media Inquiries (617) 722-8822

Let us know which language you will need when first contacting us.

Online

Report fraud, waste or abuse of government funds or property to the OIG OIG Confidential Online Fraud Reporting Form  
Report fraud, waste or abuse of government funds or property related to public transportation OIG Confidential Online Reporting Form for Fraud Related to Public Transportation 
Chapter 30B Assistance Hotline Email 30BHotline@mass.gov
MCPPO Classes and Trainings Inquiries MA-IGO-Training@mass.gov

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.

Recent news & announcements from Office of the Inspector General

Upcoming Events from Office of the Inspector General

  • Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B 

    Monday, August 2, 2021 10 a.m. -
    Sunday, September 5, 2021 6 p.m.
    Monday, August 2, 2021 10 a.m. - Sunday, September 5, 2021 6 p.m.
    This 5-week self-paced class covers the statutes and procedures that apply to the acquisition and disposition of land and buildings by local governmental bodies.
  • Promoting Procurement Diversity Using Chapter 30B (90-Minute Webinar) 

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    This webinar will review how local jurisdictions in Massachusetts can use Chapter 30B – the Uniform Procurement Act, to increase the participation in public procurement of women, minority, and veteran-owned, and other diverse businesses certified by the S
  • Contract Administration 

    Thursday, August 12, 2021
    8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    This 1-day live online class will provide you with all the necessary tools to successfully and efficiently administer your jurisdiction’s contracts.
  • Massachusetts Public Construction Bid Laws and Workforce Participation Goal Requirements (90-Minute Webinar) 

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    A brief overview of the Massachusetts construction bid laws, including Chapter 149 and Chapter 30, Section 39M, and the legal obligations for public agencies to ensure the participation of women and minorities in the public construction workforce.
  • Winter-Related Procurement (90-Minute Webinar) 

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    This webinar will discuss how best to obtain supplies and services to handle whatever challenges winter brings.
  • Public Sector Ethics (90-Minute Webinar) 

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    This training will look at the concept of ethics using real-life examples and case studies to answer the question of whether ethical behavior is practicable and achievable.
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