The Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains a Hotline for receiving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and gross mismanagement in U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) programs or operations, including any organization or entity receiving DOC funds. Allegations may be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week by DOC employees, contractors, or the public. Our Online Complaint Form is the most efficient means to file a complaint.
If you suspect that you have been retaliated against for
whistleblowing, please contact the
OIG Hotline or the
U.S. Office of Special Counsel. For further information, please see
OIG's Whistleblower Protection Program page.
Please provide relevant and specific details of your complaint, including the identity of the person, company, or organization alleged to have engaged in wrongdoing; a description of the alleged impropriety; the DOC facility and program affected by the alleged misconduct; contract numbers (if available); date(s) of alleged wrongdoing; how you are aware of the alleged impropriety; the identity of potential witnesses; and the identity and location of supporting documentation.
Contact the Hotline
Coronavirus Alert: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DOC OIG Hotline staff is currently operating at a remote capacity only. Therefore, until further notice, we recommend that you submit Hotline complaints via the online form below. Processing of paper copies of complaints via mail or other carrier will be subject to delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.
Submit a complaint using our online Complaint Form (preferred method).
Toll Free 800.424.5197
U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230