James Hagen serves as the Inspector General for the National Credit Union Administration. As Inspector General, he oversees the accountability, integrity, and efficiency of the NCUA's programs and operations.
Mr. Hagen joined the NCUA in 2005 as the Assistant Inspector General for Audit, and served as the agency's Deputy Inspector General from 2010 until his selection as Inspector General in 2013. As Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Hagen was responsible for auditing and evaluating NCUA's programs, as well as overseeing the NCUA's efforts to maintain the safety and soundness of federal credit unions and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. As the Inspector General, he is responsible for keeping the U.S. Congress informed of his office's audit efforts on such matters as the agency's Financial Statement Audit, Federal Information Security Management Act reviews, Material Loss Reviews of failed credit unions, and discretionary program audits.
Mr. Hagen has spent the majority of his federal government career in the Inspector General community having held management positions at the Offices of Inspector General at the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, and the Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Hagen holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from the University of Baltimore. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and is certified as an Inspector General, a Government Financial Manager, and a Fraud Examiner.