Report Wrongdoing

The OIG maintains a hotline to facilitate the reporting of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct in the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) programs or operations.

The IG Act and other pertinent laws provide for the protection of persons making Hotline complaints. You have the option of submitting your complaint(s) via email, telephone, or U.S. mail. Allegations may be reported by DOI employees, contractors, or the general public.

Individuals who contact the hotline are not required to identify themselves. We do, however, encourage persons who report allegations to identify themselves in the event additional questions arise as the OIG evaluates complaints. Allegations with limited details or merit may be held in abeyance until further details are reported or obtained. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, the Inspector General will not disclose the identity of an individual who provides information without the individual's consent unless the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation.

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