The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established by the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452) as an independent unit responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the General Services Administration's (GSA) programs and operations. The OIG’s mission is to help the GSA effectively carry out its responsibilities and to protect the public interest by bringing about positive change in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. This is accomplished primarily by performing independent financial, program, information technology, contract and compliance audits; criminal and civil investigations; reviews of proposed legislation and regulations; and by providing other services to senior GSA, Congressional, and law enforcement officials.
GSA OIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and it has regional offices located in Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Laguna Niguel, California; New York, New York; Oakland, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tacoma, Washington; and Washington, D.C.
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OMB Memorandum M-12-12, Guidance on Reporting Conference Related Activities and Spending, requires agencies to report on their websites “a description of all agency-sponsored conferences from the previous fiscal year where the net expenses for the agency associated with the conference were in excess of $100,000." That OMB Memorandum also requires that the waiver that identified the exceptional circumstances be posted for any agency-sponsored conferences where the net agency expenses exceed $500,000. Finally, that Memorandum states “the website shall include information about the net conference expenses for the fiscal year incurred by that agency as well as a general report about conference activities throughout the year.”
Below are links to the GSA OIG's conference expenses, by year: