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Carpenter Cave photographed by John Newman


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for conducting administrative and criminal investigations involving the Labor, Public Protection, and Energy and Environment cabinets, including violations of environmental laws and other violations of state statutes and cabinet policies. The office provides quality audit services in an objective manner to ensure the cabinets' operational integrity, accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness and to determine whether they are in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth.

The OIG strives to prevent, identify and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. The OIG is dedicated to providing accurate and impartial investigative and audit support to cabinet management, intra- and inter-agency organizations, sister states, and federal authorities and to serving as a liaison with the law enforcement community.

The Inspector General is John Holiday. 


To report allegations of fraud, waste and abuse within the Labor, Public Protection, and Energy and Environment cabinets and/or to report violations of Kentucky's environmental statutes and/or regulations call the OIG hotline.