Investigations Division

OSC’s Investigations Division works to detect and uncover fraud, waste and misconduct involving the management of public funds and the performance of government officers, employees and programs.  The division consists of a staff of investigators and attorneys, including former federal and state law enforcement professionals from agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the New Jersey State Police.

Fiscal Year 2017

  • 207 Complaints Fielded
  • 84   Referrals to Other Agencies

Government Waste and Mismanagement Hotline:
1-855-OSC-TIPS (672-8477)

Noelle Maloney, Director

Noelle Maloney leads a team of investigators and attorneys who detect and uncover waste, fraud, abuse and corruption at all levels of government. She became Director of the OSC Investigations Division in 2012.

Prior to coming to OSC, Ms. Maloney served as Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she oversaw investigations and audits of the agency’s operations and programs, including several high-level investigations in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. In the Office of the General Counsel at the SEC, Ms. Maloney served as Senior Counsel to SEC staff, drafted regulations and policy, and successfully represented the agency in litigation.

Ms. Maloney previously served as Director of Public Information and Policy at the U.S. Peace Corps, where she had oversight and supervisory responsibility for the evaluation of agency policy and procedures. Before that, she served as a supervisory management analyst at the National Institutes of Health, where she analyzed agency policy and served as a legal advisor to the Office of the Director. 

Ms. Maloney graduated from Rutgers University Law School and clerked for Hon. Donald A. Smith, Jr. She obtained her B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey.