HUD OIG Guiding Principles


As the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we remain an independent and objective organization, conducting and supervising audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to the Department’s programs and operations.  We promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in these programs and operations as we also prevent and detect fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.  We are committed to keeping the HUD Secretary, Congress, and our stakeholders fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.


Collaboration: The commitment to work jointly with HUD, Congress, and our stakeholders for the benefit of all citizens.

Accountability: The obligation and willingness to accept responsibility and account for our actions.

Integrity: The firm adherence to high moral and professional standards, honesty, and fairness in all that we do. Acting with integrity is a core job responsibility for every employee.

Stewardship: The careful and responsible management of that which has been entrusted to our care.

Diversity: The promotion of high standards of equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants at all levels so that our workforce is reflective of our Country’s citizens


  • To promote fiscal responsibility and financial accountability in HUD programs and operations,
  • To improve the execution of and accountability for grant funds,
  • To strengthen the soundness of public and Indian housing programs,
  • To protect the integrity of housing insurance and guarantee programs,
  • To assist HUD in determining whether it is successful in achieving its goals,
  • To look ahead for emerging trends or weaknesses that create risk and program inefficiencies,
  • To produce innovative work products that are timely and of high quality,
  • To benchmark best practices as a means to guide HUD, and
  • To have a significant impact on improving the way HUD does business.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

The promotion of high standards of equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants at all levels.  HUD OIG reaffirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in the workplace and the recruitment of qualified employees without prejudice regarding their gender, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification protected by law.  HUD OIG is committed and proactive in the prevention of discrimination and ensuring freedom from retaliation for participating in the equal employment opportunity process in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.