The OIG's efforts are guided by these five core values which we believe are critical to fulfilling our responsibilities:


We take responsibility for the quality of our work and promote a commitment to excellence, objectivity, and consistency in all our efforts. We must act with fiscal responsibility and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars with respect to our own operations, and foster the same conduct and approach in LSC programs.


We act ethically and morally and strive to maintain the highest level of trust, honesty and credibility.


We adhere to the professional standards of our disciplines, demonstrate high standards of professional conduct, and strive to produce objective, relevant, and high-quality work products.


We value honesty and transparency and promote effective, accurate, and timely communications with LSC management and staff, the Board, and Congress, as well as with external stakeholders.


We are committed to fostering a friendly and respectful work environment. We believe in constructive relationships and effective communications, working together to achieve our mission and goals.