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Strategic Plan

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Strategic Plan 2020–2025 outlines the vision and priorities that guide the office as we carry out our mission to provide objective oversight to promote the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of HHS programs, as well as the health and welfare of the people they serve. Our work ensures that Federal dollars are used for their intended purposes and that eligible beneficiaries receive safe, high-quality services. We are trusted guardians, relied upon by taxpayers, HHS officials, and policymakers to ferret out fraud, waste, and abuse and to recommend sound improvements to program operations. We do this with data-driven reviews and investigations, supported with modern auditing, investigative, and evaluative methods.

This Strategic Plan reflects the values and goals that inspire our work. In all we do, we strive to be impactful, innovative, and people-focused. We have three clear goals: (1) fight fraud, waste, and abuse, (2) promote quality, safety, and value in HHS programs and for HHS beneficiaries, and (3) advance excellence and innovation. This plan also reflects current priorities, which range from safeguarding the Medicare trust funds to combatting cybersecurity threats to protecting beneficiaries from prescription drug abuse, including opioids. This Strategic Plan is a roadmap to guide our entire multidisciplinary workforce in planning and conducting the most consequential oversight work, optimizing use of our available resources and delivering results for our stakeholders. The plan is dynamic to accommodate a rapidly changing health and human services environment, including emergent threats and vulnerabilities.