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OSIG-Specific COVID-19 Updates

We have received many questions regarding the operations of the Office of State Inspector General (OSIG) during the current COVID-19-related shutdown of Pennsylvania state offices. The most important thing to know is that OSIG remains committed to its mission to ensure integrity, accountability and public confidence in Pennsylvania government by preventing, investigating and eliminating fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct in all agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.

To keep you updated during COVID-19, the OSIG has developed a list of resources that we hope you will find useful. We will add to this list as more resources become available.

(Updated March 30, 2020)

AlertPA

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact OSIG.

Collections

Our collections division is unable to process physical checks because we are not in the office to receive them. If you have mailed a check to OSIG, but it has not been processed, please know that it will be processed after state offices reopen.

Further, at this time of difficult finances for everyone, we will not be processing any collections on overpayments, and missed payments will not be considered delinquent. This suspension of collections services is currently scheduled to last through June 14, 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Operations

Due to OSIG's comprehensive distribution of mobile technology to staff, over 90% of our workforce are teleworking at full capacity. All investigators and agents are actively pursuing leads, ensuring the integrity of state government operations and public assistance programs. We are actively processing all tips received. If you see government or public assistance fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct, please report it. We are still serving Pennsylvania residents, and we will continue to do so.

Right-to-Know Law Requests

While many OSIG employees are teleworking, all OSIG offices are closed. As such, all days during which OSIG's offices are closed will not be considered business days for the purposes of Right to Know Law Requests. For more information, visit our Right-to-Know Law page.

Service of Process during the COVID-19 Emergency

All issues related to service of process must be directed to RA-IG_Process_Service@pa.gov.