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Rickey R. Hass, CPA - Acting Inspector General

Career Highlights 
  • Acting Inspector General
  • Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services
  • 22 Years Service, U.S. Marine Corps

Rickey R. Hass was named Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Energy effective October 4, 2105. As the Acting Inspector General, he is responsible for a nationwide, independent program of audits, inspections, and law enforcement efforts related to the Department of Energy’s programs and operations.

Prior to serving as the Acting Inspector General, Mr. Hass was appointed as the Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections in December 2010, where he directed a Federal workforce of professional auditors and inspectors serving at 13 major Department of Energy sites across the country. Mr. Hass was responsible for all audits, inspections and related reviews of the Department’s programs and activities.

Mr. Hass has over 20 years of experience performing Federal audits. Notably, he initially developed the strategy for and is now responsible for all financial statement and information technology related audits across the Department. He directs a $12 million plus effort of our independent public accounting firm contract to perform the annual Audit of the Department’s consolidated financial statements audits. Mr. Hass also developed and stood-up the OIG’s technology audit capability – a highly successful organization that aids the Department by performing many cyber security and other information technology focused audits each year.

Prior to his Federal career, Mr. Hass served for 22 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served in a variety of positions during his Marine Corps career, including tours in legal services, finance and accounting, and budget. He retired from active duty in August 1991 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant and immediately began his career with the Office of Inspector General.

Mr. Hass graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Chaminade, University of Honolulu. He is also a graduate of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute. Mr. Hass is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Maryland.

During his career, Mr. Hass has received a number of awards for outstanding service. While in the Marine Corps he was the recipient of numerous commendations and the Meritorious Service, Navy Commendation, and Navy Achievement Medals. As a result of his Federal civilian service, he has been the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award and has been recognized for his exemplary audit work through a number of Awards for Excellence from the Council of Inspector General’s on Integrity and Efficiency.