The OIG has the authority to investigate allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in CPB's programs and operations. OIG criminal investigations can include allegations of bribery, conflicts of interest, false statements, audit obstruction, destruction of records, or receipt of illegal gratuities. If the Inspector General has reasonable grounds to believe a federal criminal law has been violated, he/she must report it to the Attorney General. The Inspector General can also investigate allegations of civil fraud and administrative misconduct.
The Inspector General keeps the CPB Board of Directors and Congress informed of fraud and other serious problems, abuses, or deficiencies in initiatives and operations administered or financed by CPB.