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Our Inspector General Staff Biographies

  • Patrick E. McFarland

    Inspector General

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    Patrick E. McFarland has been the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management since August 1990. As Inspector General, Mr. McFarland is responsible for providing leadership...View Bio

  • Norbert E. Vint

    Deputy Inspector General

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    Norbert was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and to the Senior Executive Service in June 1999. In July 2006, he was appointed as the Deputy Inspector General. He is ...View Bio

  • J. David Cope

    Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs

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    David was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs in August 2006. He joined the organizational predecessor of the Office of the Inspector General at its inception in 1981...View Bio

  • Terri H. Fazio

    Assistant Inspector General for Management

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    Terri was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Management in December 2006. She has also served in the capacity of the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Management....View Bio

  • Michael R. Esser

    Assistant Inspector General for Audits

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    Michael was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Audits in April 2006. Mr. Esser is responsible for overseeing the Office of Audits in conducting audits and special reviews of programs...View Bio

  • Michelle B. Schmitz

    Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

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    Michelle was appointed Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in 2009. She is responsible for overseeing the Office of Investigations in investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and ...View Bio

  • Kimberly A. Howell

    Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

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    Kimberly was appointed Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in May of 2011. Ms. McKinley is responsible for assisting the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in managing...View Bio

  • Melissa D. Brown

    Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits

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    Melissa was appointed Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits in July 2011. Ms. Brown is part of the management team responsible for overseeing the Office of Audits, which conducts audits and special reviews of programs administered by...View Bio

  • Lewis F. Parker

    Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits

    Lewis F. Parker was appointed Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and to the Senior Executive Service in June 2013. View Bio

  • Timothy C. Watkins

    Counsel to the Inspector General

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    Timothy was appointed Counsel to the Inspector General in August 2001. Mr. Watkins provides legal advice to the Inspector General and employees of the Office of the Inspector General. His primary...View Bio

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