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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

  • 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.
  • How To Navigate an Investigation by an Oversight Agency (90-Minute Webinar) 

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Learn how a public agency or jurisdiction can navigate an investigation, compliance review or other scrutiny by a federal, state or local oversight agency to everyone’s benefit and satisfaction.
  • 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.

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