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About Joanne M. Chiedi

Since 2013, Joanne M. Chiedi has served as the Principal Deputy Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). As the highest ranking career official at OIG, she leads an independent and objective organization of more than 1,600 auditors, criminal investigators, analysts, attorneys, and management professionals who oversee the integrity and efficiency of the Nation’s $1 trillion investment in Federal health and human services programs. To increase the effectiveness of OIG oversight, Ms. Chiedi works with stakeholders across the Federal Government, private sector, and in Congress. She is focused on delivering a smarter, more innovative, and accountable Government.

Ms. Chiedi assumed her current position after serving 3 years as HHS OIG’s Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy. In that role, she was responsible for OIG’s $500 million budget and providing management strategies, guidance, and resources in support of employees located in more than 80 cities across the country. Prior to that, Ms. Chiedi served for 5 years as the Deputy Director for Management in the Office for Civil Rights, HHS, the Department’s civil rights and health privacy rights law enforcement agency. In that position, she led headquarters, regional operational, and programmatic activities, including strategies to protect sensitive health-information records and access to care free of discrimination.