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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

  • Contract Administration 

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    8:30 a.m. - 4 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.
  • Public Contracting Overview Class 

    November 2, 3, 4, 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 

    Monday, November 8, 2021 9 a.m. -
    Sunday, November 28, 2021 9 p.m.
    Monday, November 8, 2021 9 a.m. - Sunday, November 28, 2021 9 p.m.
    This class is for everyone who wants to retain their MCPPO designation.
  • Fraud Awareness Training 

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    This 1-hour webinar focuses on techniques to detect fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Supplies and Services Contracting Online 

    November 29, 2021 - January 30, 2022
  • Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B 

    December 13, 2021 - January 16, 2022
    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.

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