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Complaints & Requests

Complaint Hotline

Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or mismanagement involving the U.S. Department of the Interior should file a complaint with the OIG.

Learn more about how to submit a complaint, and how the OIG manages complaints >

Whistleblower Protection

The Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman educates Department employees about prohibitions on retaliation for whistleblowing, as well as employee's rights and remedies if anyone retaliates against them for making a protected disclosure. Department employees can contact the Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman at whistleblowerprotection@doioig.gov if they have questions regarding protected disclosures, want information about rights and remedies, or would like whistleblower protection training.

Employees should know that the Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman is not permitted to act as a legal representative, agent, or advocate for employees or former employees. Learn more about whistleblower protection by clicking on the list of frequently asked questions.

Contractor & Recipient Resources

Contractors and grant recipients also play a role in preventing fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. also play a role in preventing fraud and abuse.


Do you need to obtain federal agency records held by the DOI OIG?  Get guidance about using FOIA >