John Buck was appointed as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Assistant Inspector General for for Audit – Eastern Field Operations in October 2013. The Office of Inspector General’s mission is independent and objective reporting to the Secretary and Congress for the purpose of bringing about positive change in the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of HUD operations. As the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Mr. Buck is responsible for audits and reviews of HUD’s programs and operations in the eastern United States and for HUD’s nationwide Disaster Recovery efforts.
Mr. Buck has over 36 years’ experience conducting and managing audits of federal programs. Mr. Buck began his federal auditing career in 1983 as an auditor with the US Army Audit Agency, Philadelphia, PA office. He held increasingly responsible positions with the Army Audit Agency in Stuttgart Germany, at the Pentagon, and Fort Monmouth, NJ. He joined the HUD OIG in December 2001 as an Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit (ARIGA) for Region 3 and was promoted to Regional Inspector General for Audit (RIGA) in August 2005. As the RIGA from August 2005 through September 2013 he published numerous audit reports covering all major HUD program areas resulting in significant monetary benefits.
Mr. Buck has received numerous awards during his career including the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award for Excellence, HUD OIG Audit Manager of the Year Award, and the U.S. Army Auditor General Award. Mr. Buck has a Master’s Degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Temple University. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager, a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and the U.S. Army Management Staff College and a member of the Association of Government Accountants. Mr. Buck is a native of the Philadelphia area and has a wife, four sons, and two grandsons.