Richard T. Rasa CGFM

Director, State and Local Advisory Assistance Services, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education

Rich Rasa joined the Education Department Office of Inspector General more than 30 years ago in the summer of 1982. Rich has been the Director of the OIG’s State and Local Advisory and Assistance staff since 1991. The State and Local A&A team is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing matters related to audits of the U.S. Department of Education elementary and secondary education programs, Rehabilitative Services Administration programs, as well as Higher Education Programs.
Rich helped lead the Department’s Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI), and he and his staff have participated in the initiative since its inception in 1994.

Rich began his work with ED OIG as an auditor in the Headquarters Audit Region in 1982. For three years, he was the Assistant Regional Inspector General for the
Headquarters Audit Region focusing primarily in Student Financial Assistance audits before being promoted to his current position.

Prior to coming to the Education Department, Rich was an auditor and an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General, Foreign Operations Staff and conducted audits and inspections of U.S. agriculture programs primarily overseas. Prior to his tenure at the USDA, he was an accountant for the Bechtel Power Corporation.

Rich is a graduate of St. Francis College in Loretto, PA with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).


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