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About the Office


Inspector General Patrick J. Maley

Inspector General Maley was honored to be appointed as the agency's first Inspector General.  He served 30 years in the FBI before retiring as the Special Agent in Charge of the Birmingham, Alabama Field Office.  During his career, he served multiple assignments in the FBI's Inspection Division, to include the executive position as the Chief Inspector for Operations & Audits.  He earned an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of North Carolina and a MBA from the University of Baltimore.  Prior to the FBI, he worked for an international accounting firm.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner.



The State Inspector General’s statutory mission is to investigate and address allegations of "fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, and wrongdoing" within the Executive Branch of South Carolina State government.  The Executive Branch consists of 106 separate agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, with annual expenditures exceeding 20 billion dollars and roughly 58,000 employees. This broad mission is translated into two streams of activity: achieve the objective of maintaining a high integrity workforce and increase the cost/effectiveness of operations. The successful achievement of these two objectives results in the achievement of a third objective – increasing the public’s trust and confidence in state government.  (Please follow this link to view the SC Code Section dealing with the Inspector General: Chapter 6  Title 1  SC Code  Inspector General.pdf).


The State Inspector General's Office was established on July 1, 2012 with a staff of two investigators for its first year of operation.  With the support of the Legislature and the Governor, the SIG is now staffed with six investigators, including the Inspector General, and an administrative assistant.  The investigative staff includes three auditors, a retired financial director, and two retired FBI investigators with 60 years of investigative experience, emphasizing fraud, corruption, and organizational performance.