||This plan provides a road map for achieving our strategic goals over the next 5 years. The approach for developing the new OIG strategic plan was to blend consideration of EPAs mission and new strategic goals with (1) the OIG's unique duties, role, authorities, and responsibilities as defined by the Inspector General Act; and (2) specific management values and vision for inspiring the greatest level of OIG success in performing its mission. The process was initiated by soliciting input from the OIG's stakeholders and the entire OIG staff to help define success both internally and externally. By performing a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, or SWOT, assessment and outreach to EPA leadership, congressional committees, state associations, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the Office of Management and Budget, over 3,000 comments were received that helped OIG leadership build the plans framework. After preparing the first draft, the framework was further refined and validated by conducting town hall meetings with our and seeking comments from EPA leadership. Composite stakeholder input, along with OIG leadership priorities, combined to develop the specific strategies and actions to implement the plans goals and objectives.