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Office of the Inspector General


If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower resprisal relating to a Department of Justice (DOJ) employee, program, contract, or grant you may report it to the OIG Hotline.

The OIG does not have authority to investigate EEO complaints. For such matters, please refer to the DOJ Equal Employment Opportunity Office. If you wish to report outside DOJ, you may contact the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

If you are an applicant or employee of DOJ, or an employee of a DOJ contractor, subcontractor, or grantee, and you suspect that a personnel action has been taken against you in reprisal for making a disclosure of wrongdoing to the OIG or elsewhere, you may report it to the OIG Hotline. For further information about whistleblower rights and protections, please see the Overview of the OIG Whistleblower Ombudsperson Program.

Additional information regarding the OIG’s jurisdiction over complaints and confidentiality for complainants is available at:

Updated: January 2016

OIG Mission

To detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.

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In memory of OIG Special Agent William "Buddy" Sentner