The Office of Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission criticized the agency’s rental of space that it does not use. According to OIG, the CFTC currently spends between $2 and 2.8 million/year on office space it does not use in its DC office, and uses only between 78 and 81 percent of its rented space in its Chicago, Kansas City and New York offices. OIG estimates the CFTC will spend approximately $44.7 – $56.8 million on unused office space in these offices during the life of the relevant leases. In response, the CFTC said it has taken steps to “address issues related to its leasing,” but noted that, in general, it bases its leasing decisions “on its ability to fulfill its statutory mission.”