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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
7/20/2024

Agency 42. Office of The State Inspector General

Preface

VAC AGENCY NO. 42
OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL

AGENCY SUMMARY

The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) was established on July 1, 2012, to investigate waste and identify inefficiencies in the executive branch of Virginia's state government. Chapter 3.2 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia outlines the authority, responsibilities, powers and duties of OSIG, which include (i) investigating complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by an executive branch state agency, non-state agency, or officers, employees, or contractors of those agencies; (ii) administering the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; (iii) overseeing the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline; (iv) conducting performance audits of state agencies; (v) providing training and coordination of standards for the state's internal audit functions; (vi) performing inspections and conducting reviews of health care compliance unit facilities and programs; and (vii) reviewing operations of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.

OSIG is authorized by Chapter 30.1 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia to promulgate regulations for the administration of the Fraud and Abuse Whistleblower Reward Fund, including eligibility requirements and procedures for filing a claim.

 

In addition, Chapter 1 of Title 53.1 of the Code of Virginia establishes the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman within OSIG. The Ombudsman Unit conducts inspections; monitors conditions; operates the Inmate and Family Support Services Line to receive complaints and inquiries and determine if investigation is warranted; provides information and technical assistance; and reviews the remedy process of the Virginia Department of Corrections.

The Office of the State Inspector General is located at the Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Seventh Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Internet address: http://www.osig.virginia.gov/.

Rev. 7/2024

Chapter 5
Public Participation GuidelinesRead all
Part I
Purpose and Definitions
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Part II
Notification of Interested Persons
Section 30
Notification List
Section 40
Information to Be Sent to Persons on the Notification List
Part III
Public Participation Procedures
Section 50
Public Comment
Section 60
Petition for Rulemaking
Section 70
Appointment of Regulatory Advisory Panel
Section 80
Appointment of Negotiated Rulemaking Panel
Section 90
Meetings
Section 100
Public Hearings on Regulations
Section 110
Periodic Review of Regulations
Chapter 10
Policies, Standards, and Procedures for Agency and Institutional Internal Auditors (Directive No. 1-85) [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Chapter 20
External Review Follow-Up for Agency and Institutional Internal Auditors (Directive No. 1-90) [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Chapter 30
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward FundRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Office of the State Inspector General Responsibilities
Section 30
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act Program and Reward Fund Notification
Section 40
Reporting Alleged Fraud, Abuse, or Wrongdoing
Section 50
Office of the State Inspector General Receipt of an Allegation
Section 60
Allegation Investigative Process
Section 70
Nonreverting Fund
Section 80
Fund Payments to Whistle Blowers
Section 90
Whistle Blower Protections
Section 100
Whistle Blower Protection Act Program and Reward Fund Annual Report

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