Office of Inspector General (OIG)

CPSC's Office of Inspector General was established on April 9, 1989, in accordance with the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988, Public Law 100-504. The legislation established Offices of Inspector General in several departments and thirty-three agencies, including CPSC. The law gives the IG the power to act independently: the IG cannot be prevented from initiating, carrying out, or completing an audit or investigation, or from issuing any subpoena; has access to all records of the agency; reports directly to Congress; and can only be removed by the Chairman, who must promptly advise Congress of the reasons for the removal.

Read the Inspector General's Vision Statement

CPSC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigates reports of waste, fraud,and mismanagement.

The OIG is responsible for

  • conducting audits and investigations;
  • reviewing legislation;
  • recommending policies to promote efficiency and effectiveness; and
  • preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in the operations of the agency.
Inspector General (IG)

Christopher W. Dentel was appointed the Inspector General for the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2004.

About Mr. Dentel

Mr. Dentel has worked for the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of the Inspector General (OIG) since 2002. Initially, he was Counsel to the Inspector General with special responsibilities over all investigations.

Before joining the OIG, Mr. Dentel served on active duty in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1993 to 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he served at the Contract Law Directorate for the Air Force. There he advised senior officers responsible for the procurement of millions of dollars of goods and services regarding all aspects of the contracting process, including: fraud prevention, labor law, strategy, source selection, claims, terminations, ratifications, and disputes. He defended the United States in various forums including before the General Accountability Office, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and in agency level protests. His duties included advising U.S. Attorneys on fraud actions and serving as the Air Force-wide point of contact for mistakes-in-bid.

From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Dentel served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force at Little Rock and Wright-Patterson Air Force Bases and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio's, United States Attorney's Office. He prosecuted criminal trials, both trials by courts-martial and trials in Federal Magistrate's Court. He represented the US before administrative boards and agencies including the EEOC, Merit System Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Merit System Protection Board. He also advised Inspector General, Security Forces, and Office of Special Investigations personnel on evidentiary, investigative, and jurisdictional issues.

Government employees and employees of federal contractors are protected from reprisal. Your identity will held in confidence, unless the Inspector General determines the disclosure to be unavoidable.

You can also use our general contact form to send an e-mail the OIG.

Report an act you believe to be wasteful or fraudulent.

There are three ways to contact CPSC's OIG

  • Write to:
    Office of Inspector General
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    4330 East-West Highway
    Room 827
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Use our online form to report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement to the OIG
  • Fraud can also be reported using the General Accounting Office's Fraudnet website.

Contact CPSC's IG

Phone: (301) 504-7906

contact form
IG Reports Below are documents related to recent audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General
Fecha Links for reports
Friday, December 18, 2015 FY 2014 Import Surveillance Program Review Report
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 FY 2015 Federal Information Security Management Act Review Report (FISMA)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Audit of the CPSC FY 2015 Financial Statement
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Audit of the Freedom of Information Act Program
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Audit of the Collection of Civil Penalties
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 OIG IPERA Review FY 2014 Inspection Report
Tuesday, Marzo 24, 2015 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Report to Congress (March 2015)
Friday, February 20, 2015 FY 2013 CPSC Third Party Lab Accreditation Program Performance Audit
Monday, December 15, 2014 GPRA Final Audit Report 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 Audit of the CPSC FY 2014 Financial Statement
Friday, November 14, 2014 FY 2014 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Evaluation
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Evaluation of the CPSC's Dealings with Employee Debt
Friday, September 12, 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Risk Assessment of the CPSC'€™s Government Charge Cards Program
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 OIG Performance Audit of Information Technology Investment Management
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 CPSC Performance Audit of Performance and Incentive Awards and Within-Grade Increases Program
Monday, April 14, 2014 IPERA Review Program FY 2013 Inspection Report
Monday, Marzo 24, 2014 Audit of the CPSC's Federal Transit Benefit Program
Monday, December 16, 2013 Financial Statement Audit Report FY 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013 Federal Information Security Management Act 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Report to Congress 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013 Travel Card Audit FY 2013
Friday, Marzo 15, 2013 Performance Audit of Compliance With Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Follow-up Audit of the CPSCs Information Technology Investment Maturity
Friday, November 16, 2012 Independent Audit Report, Consumer Product Safety Commission's FY 2012 Financial Statements
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Sunday, September 30, 2012 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Report to Congress 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012 Follow-Up Review of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Laboratory Accreditation Program
Friday, September 21, 2012 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Section 212 Statutory Compliance Audit
Monday, August 27, 2012 Audit of CPSC's Purchase Card Program
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System Information Security Review Report
Tuesday, Marzo 6, 2012 Letter to Office of Management and Budget on Improper Payments Elinimation and Recovery Act (IPERA) Review
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 CPSC Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Statements
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Thursday, Marzo 31, 2011 Performance Audit of the CPSC's Purchase Card Program
Friday, January 14, 2011 2010 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Report to Congress
Friday, December 10, 2010 Review of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation Program
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Monday, November 15, 2010 CPSC Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Statements
Friday, October 15, 2010 Performance Audit of Information Technology Investment Management
Thursday, September 30, 2010 Review of the CPSC's Implementation of the Federal Transit Benefit Program
Friday, December 18, 2009 Audit of the CPSC Privacy Program
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Friday, November 13, 2009 CPSC Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statements
Monday, November 10, 2008 CPSC Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Statements
Friday, September 26, 2008 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Monday, April 28, 2008 Results of Peer Review of CPSC OIG Quality Controls
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 CPSC Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Statements
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Monday, September 24, 2007 Audit of Service Contracting
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 CPSC Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Statements
Friday, September 22, 2006 Federal Information Security Management Act Report
Friday, Marzo 31, 2006 Follow-Up Audit Report: CPSC Clearance Program
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 CPSC Fiscal Year 2005 Financial Statements
Thursday, November 3, 2005 Follow-Up Audit Report: CPSC's Travel Card Program
Thursday, July 31, 2003 Occupant Emergency Program
Semiannual Reports Below are the semiannual reports issued by the Office of the Inspector General.
Fecha Links for reports
Monday, November 30, 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2014 - Sept. 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Saturday, October 1, 2011 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Friday, October 1, 2010 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Friday, April 30, 2010 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
Thursday, April 1, 2010 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008
Monday, October 1, 2007 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008
Sunday, April 1, 2007 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2007 - September 30, 2007
Sunday, October 1, 2006 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007
Saturday, April 1, 2006 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006
Saturday, October 1, 2005 Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006
Friday, April 1, 2005 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2005 - September 30, 2005