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Steve Hamilton

Inspector General

Office of the New York State Comptroller


Steve Hamilton was named Inspector General for the Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) in December 2010, where he is responsible for investigating, detecting and eliminating fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest at the New York State Pension Fund, the New York State Retirement System, the New York State Financial Services System, and the New York State Contracts and Payroll System.  In that capacity, he supervises and is responsible for the administration of the OSC Internal Control and Internal Audit programs.  Steve is a Certified Inspector General with extensive experience working with investigators and auditors.

Prior to joining the New York State workforce, Steve served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina and New York.  He was Counsel for Law Enforcement and Environmental Compliance at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and was Legal Counsel to the New York State Ethics Commission prior to becoming Inspector General at OSC.

Steve has a law degree from the University of Mississippi, a Bachelors of Business Management from Mississippi State University and a Masters in History from the University of Massachusetts.