OIG’s Hotline provides a mechanism for any individual to confidentially report fraud, waste, and abuse related to programming or operations for which OIG provides oversight.
Federal employees are required to disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities, such as the Office of Inspector General.
Contractors and grantees implementing projects with U.S. funds must comply with mandatory disclosure requirements (pursuant to Federal and agency-specific procurement and assistance rules), in reporting allegations of fraud and misconduct. Employees of such organizations may also submit complaints to the Hotline directly, should they so choose.
OIG’s Hotline staff is responsible for receiving and processing allegations in support of investigative activities. For each submission received, a Hotline investigator conducts a review of the information provided in considering the most appropriate course of action. The Hotline investigator may reach out to the individual or organization submitting the report for additional information, as needed.
All submissions to the Hotline are housed within a secure database to ensure protection of all personally identifiable information, in accordance with applicable U.S. legal authorities. Absent consent, OIG will not disclose the name of any individual submitting a report to the Hotline, unless the Inspector General determines that disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation.
Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide updates on the status of complaints or other submissions to the Hotline.
Individuals or entities may submit information to the Hotline as follows:
Completing an online form on our website
By telephone: 1-800-230-6539
By mail: U.S. Agency for International Development
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 657
Washington, DC 20044-0657