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Welcome to the Office of the Inspector General

The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG) promotes good government. We are committed to collaboration at all levels of government to achieve this mission for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The OIG helps prevent and address fraud, waste and abuse in government spending. We carry out investigations at all levels of government and review programs and practices to find areas for improvement. We also provide guidance and educational training on public purchasing, fraud prevention, and other topics designed to help state and local governments to operate effectively and efficiently.

Contact Information


One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

Upcoming Events

  • Public Contracting Overview Class 

    February 1, 2 & 3, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This 3-day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements for public contracting by local governmental entities, districts and authorities.
  • MCPPO Designation Renewal Class 

    Part 1: February 7-February 28, 2022 (self-paced), Part 2: May 18, 2022 (1-day class - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
    This class is for everyone who wants to retain their MCPPO designation.
  • Chapter 30B Exemptions and Exceptions - Online Class 

    February 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This 1-day class is geared toward those interested in exploring a variety of advanced topics and procurement practices.
  • Design and Construction Contracting Class 

    February 15, 16, 17, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This 3-day class is tailored to public employees involved in the design and construction of public buildings and public works.
  • Emergency Procurement (1-Hour Webinar) 

    March 8, 2022 (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    This 1-hour webinar will discuss how to deal with emergencies while complying with procurement laws.
  • School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers Certification 

    March 9, 10, 16, 17, 2022
    This 4-day class meets the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) regulations, which require designers and owner’s project managers on public school projects to receive MCPPO training and certification.

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