The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a new state agency. It was created by an Executive Order issued by Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. on January 10, 2005. The Indiana Legislature ratified the office and defined the role of the OIG later that year in Indiana Code 4-2-7. The OIG staff is what was previously the State Ethics Commission staff. However, the State Ethics Commission remains the ultimate authority on interpreting the Indiana Code of Ethics and any litigation before it.