Ms. Rae Oliver Davis was sworn in as inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on January 23, 2019. As Inspector General, Ms. Oliver Davis is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and oversight efforts relating to HUD's programs and operations to ensure integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in these programs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at HUD is one of the original 12 Inspectors general authorized under the IG Act of 1978.
Prior to her position as Inspector General, Ms. Oliver Davis was appointed as the Acting Assistant Inspector General in February 2017. In that capacity, she was responsible for the oversight of the Office of Special Inquiry (OSI) within the OIG. OSI conducts sensitive investigations regarding waste, fraud, and abuse of HUD programs and the conduct of its employees.
She has served nearly a decade in the Inspector General community. Before joining the Office of Inspector General for HUD, she served as chief investigative counsel for the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). SIGTARP is an independent federal law enforcement agency under the U.S Department of Treasury that targets financial institution crime. She also served in the Office of the General Counsel for the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service.
Ms. Oliver Davis served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee from 2002 to 2007. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee from 1999 to 2002. Earlier in her career, Ms. Oliver Davis served on the then U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and the U.S. House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.
Ms. Oliver Davis received a J.D. from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Murray State University.