|April 16, 2015||
I am pleased to announce the selection of Ann Coffey as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, effective on April 5, 2015. Ann brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to the position.
She began her career with USDA OIG in 1992 as an Employee Relations Specialist, where she was responsible for providing guidance to OIG managers for addressing employee misconduct, performance issues and grievances. In 1998, Ms. Coffey became a Special Agent with OIG and worked in our East Lansing, Michigan and New York, New York offices.
In 2002, Ann accepted a Special Agent position with the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While at TSA, she was responsible for drafting and providing comment on TSA policies which impacted law enforcement officers and assisted in the revision of the Law Enforcement Officers Flying Armed Training Program. She also served as a liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Events Management Unit, which coordinated operational activities with TSA when events of both local and national interest were scheduled to occur.
In 2005, she returned to OIG as a desk officer in the Program Investigations Division and served as Investigations’ liaison to USDA’s marketing and regulatory program agencies. In 2006, she was selected as the Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) for OIG’s Special Operations Division and was responsible for supervision of the USDA Secretarial Protection Detail, the Wildland Fire Investigations Team, and the Emergency Response Team. In 2008, Ann became the SAC for the Investigations Liaison and Special Operations Division, now known as the Investigations Liaison and Hotline Division (ILHD). As SAC for ILHD, she was responsible for oversight of the OIG Hotline and the liaison function for Investigations. In February 2014, she was selected as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.
Please join me in congratulating Ann on her new position.
David R. Gray